Auguste : exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale to mark the 2,000th anniversary of Augustus's death


The exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale will be using a selection of works of art of the highest artistic quality including statues, portraits, household objects in bronze, silver and glass, golden jewellery and precious stones, to offer visitors the chance to explore the emperor's life and career, which coincided with the birth a new artistic culture and language that continues even today to lie at the very root of Western civilisation.


Clipeus Virtutis, Scudo votivo di Augusto, marmo bianco, 26 a.C.  - Arles, Musée départemental Arles antique © M. Lacanaud


Testa di Ulisse, forse appartenente al gruppo dell'accecamento di Polifemo, marmot Sperlonga, Museo Archeologico Nazionale -