Fragmented frieze with bucrania

Fregio frammentario con bucrani
From the Flavian Era: 97 AD
Material and technique: 
White marble
Forum of Nerva
FN 1348 - FN 1374

The hall

Ricostruzione attico e coronamento

This room is home to a reconstruction of the attic of the pseudo-portico in the Forum of Nerva. Recent finds, brought to light during the excavations that opened in this Forum in 1998, have made it possible to come up with a new theory about the iconography present here. It now seems likely that the female figure represented a Province that had succumbed to Roman rule, illustrating the fact that the Roman Empire had united East and West and that there was now peace.