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The painted terracotta slab

This painted terracotta slab, which still bears traces of its original polychrome decoration, is part of the so-called “Campana” production, named after the collector who gathered a large number of similar objects in the mid-nineteenth century, later to be dispersed among various Italian and foreign museums. Found in 1968 during excavations of the Temple of Apollo on the Palatine, in the House of Augustus complex, the scene alludes to the dispute between Augustus and his rival Marc Antony. Augustus can be identified in the god Apollo (left), while Marc Antony is identified with Hercules, easily recognizable by the lion’s pelt worn around his shoulders. On display at the Palatine museum, the relief is one of the stops on the tactile tour of the Parco.


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