Resin mould of a statue of a standing man wearing body armour (headless)

Calco in resina di statua maschile stante con corazza (acefala)
Material and technique: 
Resin mould taken of the original held by the Archaeological and Ethnological Museum of Cordoba (Spain) from the Tienda Collection
FA 2492

Donated by the City Council of Cordoba

The hall

Il modello del Foro di Augusto nella penisola Iberica

The central niche of the exedra in the northern section of the Forum was home to a group of sculptures featuring Aeneas as he flees from Troy, saving not only his father Anchises and his young son Ascanius, founder of the gens Iulia (the Julian dynasty) but also the Lares and Penates, the statues of the household gods of Troy, which he took to Rome. It was Romulus who featured in the southern exedra however, to whom Augustus, as the new founder of the city and its empire, looked to for inspiration.