Our Blogger: Wanda On October 5 th 2009, in Rome…
This bust has been claimed to have been sculpted by none other than Bernini himself. Though many are still doubtful that it is really one of his works.
After many years of restoration the sculpture was finally put back on show in the Capitoline museums in December.
At the moment the head is in the Sala degli Arazzi. However it is soon to be moved to its original display place in the Sala delle Oche.
Other displays in the museums include the She – Wolf statue suckling the two infants, Romulus and Remus.
The museums are located in Piazza del Campidoglio which overlooks the Roman Forum. The piazza is a great work of art in itself, with a fantastic design imagined by none other than Michelangelo himself. The piazza is elliptical in shape and has a beautiful white marble design.
There is also a replica of the only surviving bronze statue from antiquity. It is of the emperor Marcus Aurelius. The only reason that it survived was because it was originally thought to be of Constantine. The first emperor of Rome to legalise Christianity. The original statue of Aurelius can also be seen in the Capitoline Museums.
Tickets for the museums cost 7.80 euros and the museums are open from Tuesday till Sunday. 9:30 till 20:00.
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