28/4/2016 – Campus Martius [Day 3]

Palazzo Altemps, which illustrates well the aristocratic Renaissance phenomenon of collecting antiquities, is composed vastly of the former Ludovisi collection. This collection comprises of infamous pieces such as the ‘Galatian Suicide’, a Roman copy of a Hellenistic bronze. This marble statue group (depicted below) shows a man plunging a sword into his breast, whilst supporting a dying woman.

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