Modesty

Pudicizia
Author: 

Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (Rome 1717 - 1799)

Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
Material and technique: 
Marble of Carrara
Origin: 
From Palazzo Torlonia in Piazza Venezia, after in Villa Torlonia
Inventory: 
Collection: 

The Capitoline Modesty dates from the second century AD. It is a replica of the portrait statue genre in use during the imperial era that was also very much appreciated during the eighteenth century. It was used as a base for the Torlonia Modesty statue by Bartolomeo Cavaceppi.

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Secondo vestibolo

The room next to the entrance is symmetrical to the one on the left side and very similar in appearance: it is lined with stucco marble in imitation of ancient yellow marble and has a coffered ceiling decorated with stucco rosettes and acanthus leaves.

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