Statue of a sleeping satyr
Material and technique:
Rome, Via Cavour (1940)
Opere del percorso
Works done to create the Underground in 1940 led to the discovery, on the corner of Via Cavour and Via di S. Maria Maggiore, of several of the rooms of a Roman house built in the Hadrianic era.
The rooms face onto an open space decorated with a fountain; in the vestibule and the large marble floored hall, four notable marble sculptures were found, which had already been restored in antiquity: two statues of Pothos, the nostalgic love felt for someone far away, one of a sleeping satyr, and one of a Roman general in heroic nudity.