Piece of a larger-than-life-size statue of a man (top of right foot with shoe or mulleus)

Frammento di statua maschile di dimensioni maggiori del vero (dorso del piede destro con calzare , o <emphasize>mulleus</emphasize>)
From the Augusta Era: 2 BC
Material and technique: 
Luna marble
FA 3203 a

Attributed to the niche at the back of the exedra in the porticoes in the Forum of Augustus

Masterpieces of the hall

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.