Three Thousand Years in Nine Days – Day Four

Day 4 was spent visiting museums and a church.

The Museum of the Imperial Fora was an expensive museum with very little in it. I hoped to see the interior of Trajan’s Market as part of it but this was closed.

Next up was the National Museum of Rome and I found a few more things of interest there. There were statues and little sarcophagi with intricate carvings giving some insight into the individuals who once inhabited ancient Rome.

A Dockworker from the port of Ostia. 1st Cent. AD

A Dockworker from the port of Ostia. 3rd Cent. AD

Funerary Urn of C. Iulus Hermes, a freedman. 1st cent. AD

Funerary Urn of C. Iulus Hermes, a freedman. 1st cent. AD

Family Group from Funerary carving. 75-50 BC

Family Group from Funerary carving. 75-50 BC

Carving of Mithras - Tauroctomy

Carving of Mithras – Tauroctony

Next was the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria and the Baroque decorations of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, including the statue of the Ecstasy of St. Teresa, dating from 1647.

Interior of Santa Maria della Vittoria

Interior of Santa Maria della Vittoria

Cornaro Chapel with relief of Cornaro family

Cornaro Chapel with relief of Cornaro family

Cornaro Chapel relief of Cornaro family

Cornaro Chapel relief of Cornaro family

Ecstasy of St. Teresa

Cornaro Chapel – Ecstasy of St. Teresa

Finally in the Piazza Barberini is Bernini’s Triton statue dating from 1642.

Bernini's Triton Fountain

Bernini’s Triton Fountain

 

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