Museo Barracco di Scultura Antica

Rome, Italy

Museo Barracco di Scultura Antica is a museum in Rome, featuring a collection of works acquired by the collector Giovanni Barracco, who donated his collection to the City of Rome in 1902.

Among the works are Egyptian, Assyrian, and Phoenician art, as well as Greek sculptures of the classical period. The 400 works of the collection are divided according to the civilization and are displayed in nine rooms, on the first and second floors, while the ground floor contains a small reception area.

On the first floor Egyptian works are presented in Rooms I and II. Room II includes works from Mesopotamia, including cuneiform tablets of the third millennium BCE and items from neo-Assyrian palaces dating from the ninth and seventh centuries BCE. The third room contains two important Phoenician items together with some Etruscan art, while the fourth displays works from Cyprus.

The second floor exhibits classical art. Room V presents original sculptures and copies from the Roman period as well as Greek sculpture of the fifth century BCE. Room VI displays copies of classical and late classical Roman work, along with funerary sculptures from Greece. Rooms VII and VIII, show a collection of Greek and Italic ceramics, and other items, starting from the time of Alexander the Great. The final room shows examples of works from public monuments of the Roman period, together with specimens of medieval art.

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Founded: 1948
Category: Museums in Italy

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Bryce Ausin (12 months ago)
Number 2 of my rome museum tour. Like other collectors of antique and priceless artifacts they donated it to be turned into a museum that everyone to see and appreciate.
Martin V Mathew (13 months ago)
A wonderful and rare collection of ancient pieces art from the civilisations of Etruscans, Egyptians, Mesopotamians etc.. Free admission..
Darko Levacic (14 months ago)
Impresiv, beautiful place, specialiy interier, with a beautiful wiev on ugly overmonumental building (?) on Piazza Venezia. Exebition "Segreti Impresionistic" was impresive.
Sami Hero (14 months ago)
Beautiful small museum with great artifacts from 4-5th century BC
Roland Agar (14 months ago)
Wonderful private collection of antiquities offered to Rome by a great benefactor - love the house that has become the gallery also, quite charming.
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