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Museo Barracco

This small museum - on Corso Vittorio Emanuele, near the Campo de'Fiori - houses
a collection of Egyptian, Assyrian, Etruscan, Cypriot, Greek, Roman and medieval
art and statuary that was brought together during the 19th century by Giovanni Barracco -
the son of a wealthy Calabrian family, who would subsequently donate it to the city of
Rome, in 1902.

After a move or two, the artefacts arrived where we see them today, in the elegant
"Farnesina ai Baullari" - a C15th palazzo built for the French prelate, Thomas le Roy
(which, despite the name, has no connection to the Farnese family, nor their nearby
palace - or the piazza there!).

Most of these now have a few notes but - for more details - try the museum's very
good website __ http://en.museobarracco.it/

Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 166/A - 00186 Roma
Entrance
Entrance
A series of...
A series of...
...elegant corridors...
...elegant corridors...
.. with ornate ceilings
.. with ornate ceilings
Assyria - Elamite warriors
Assyria - Elamite warriors
Cavalrymen
Cavalrymen
Marching archers
Marching archers
The Egyptian room
The Egyptian room
The Stele of Nefer
The Stele of Nefer
Egyptian stele
Egyptian stele
Water clock
Water clock
Cypriot quadriga
Cypriot quadriga
Phoenician lion
Phoenician lion
Phoenician sarcophagus lid
Phoenician sarcophagus lid
About 200 drachmas a week
About 200 drachmas a week
Hermes with ram
Hermes with ram
Bacchantes in ecstasy
Bacchantes in ecstasy
Pegasus and friend
Pegasus and friend
Polychrome mosaic
Polychrome mosaic
A wet outlook...
A wet outlook...
Internal courtyard
Internal courtyard
The Barracco - and the Laoco÷n
:: The Barracco - and the Laoco÷n ::