A Tourist in Rome - Barracco Museum

Location:41.89686, 12.47260 On Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, across the street from Piazza di San Panteleo, 2 blocks south of Piazza Navona
Metro:None, maybe Spagna, see Piazza Navona
Time:1 hour
Cost:€3
Hours:Tuesday - Sunday 9 AM - 7 PM, Closed Monday

The Barracco Museum (Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco) is a great little museum with a fine collection of ancient sculptures, located 2 blocks south of Piazza Navona, and not crowded at all.

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Canopic jar with monkey-headed lid, 664-525 BC, in the Barracco Museum
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Black Grainte Head of Ramses II, 1307-1196 BC, in the Barracco Museum, famous for fighting the battle of Qadesh against the Hittites, for erecting great monuments such as the temple of Abu Simbel and the Ramesseum, and for being the ruler against whom Moses called up the ten plagues to free his people from slavery
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Black Diorite Head of a Bearded Man, second half of the 2nd century BC, in the Barracco Museum
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Grey Granite Sphinx of a Queen, 1479-1426 BC, found in the Campus Martius area, perhaps from the Temple of Isis, now in the Barracco Museum
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Painted Limestone Wall Relief With Milking Scene from Middle Egypt, from a mastaba in the Memphis Necropolis, 2520-2360 BC, in the Barracco Museum
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Painted Limestone Stele of Memi, 1987-1640 BC, from Middle Egypt, from a mastaba in the Memphis Necropolis, in the Barracco Museum
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Green Basalt Head of Amenhotep II, 1426-1400 BC, in the Barracco Museum
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Mummy Mask, from the late 1st century BC, in the Barracco Museum, which gave the deceased person a face in the afterworld and enabled the Ka (spirit) to recognize its body.
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Basalt Water Clock, from 284-246 BC, found in the Campus Martius Area (Temple of Isis), now in the Barracco Museum. The slow dripping of water from the basin marked the passage of the hours. On the inside, twelve columns (only seven remain) of circular notches show the hours month by month. On the outside, the figure of the tutelary deity corresponds to each month's column.
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Female head carved from a hard, grey volcanic stone called trachyte, from the 3rd century BC, in the Barracco Museum. It probably adorned the front of a monumental tomb or public monument. The woman has an intense expression.
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Female head carved from a hard, grey volcanic stone called trachyte, from the 3rd century BC, in the Barracco Museum. It probably adorned the front of a monumental tomb or public monument. The woman has an intense expression.
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Female head with a very intense attitude, in the Barracco Museum. The thick locks of wavy hair are bound by an element that seems to be made of intertwined snakes, so the personage may be a Gorgon or Lasa, an Etruscan deity associated with the world of the dead.
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Female head with a very intense attitude, in the Barracco Museum. The thick locks of wavy hair are bound by an element that seems to be made of intertwined snakes, so the personage may be a Gorgon or Lasa, an Etruscan deity associated with the world of the dead.
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Wood Lion Head, in the Barracco Museum, from 1292-1075 BC
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Limestone Stele of the dignitary Nefer, from 2640-2520 BC, in the Barracco Museum, from Lower Egypt, Giza, Mastaba of Nefer
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Pentallic Marble Funeral Stele from 525-510 BC, in the Barracco Museum
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Parthian Marble Fragment of a Discus Thrower, from the Baths of Caracalla, a Roman copy of the Greek original by Myron from the mid 5th century BC, in the Barracco Museum
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Parian Marble Head of Lycaean Apollo, a Roman copy of a Greek original attributed to Euphranor in the 2nd half of the 4th century BC, in the Barracco Museum
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Pentelic Marble Male Head of Alexander the Great, a Roman work from the 2nd century AD after a Greek original from the late 4th century BC, in the Barracco Museum
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Pentelic Marble Wounded Bitch, a Roman copy, signed by Sopatros, of a Greek original from the 4th century BC by Lysippus, in the Barracco Museum
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Pentelic Marble Wounded Bitch, a Roman copy, signed by Sopatros, of a Greek original from the 4th century BC by Lysippus, in the Barracco Museum
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Asiatic Marble Head of an Aged Centaur, a Roman copy of an original from the 2nd century BC, in the Barracco Museum
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Portrait of a boy from the Julio-Claudian family from the 1st century AD, found in the Villa of Livia at Prima Porta, in the Barracco Museum
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Fragment of a Clay Slab with Jupiter Ammon, Polichrome Terracotta, from the 1st century AD, in the Barracco Museum
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Mosaic composed of tiny tesserae, from the late 1st century AD, found in the Villa of Livia at Prima Porta, in the Barracco Museum
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Torso of Apollo Seated on a Rock, a Roman copy of a Hellenstic original, made of Pentelic Marble, from Caesar's Gardens in the Trastevere area, in the Barracco Museum
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Cast of an enameled-brick relief depicting an archer, from 521-486 BC, in the Barracco Museum, from an original at the Louvre
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