300 IV. Right Bank. ROME. e. The Vatican;
lebrated astronomer, perhaps Aratus; 498. Epicurus; to the right,
512. Epimenides of Crete (?) ; 518. Herma-bust of a Strateges of the
4th cent. B.C., erroneously named Themistocles ; 519. Plato (the
inscription 'Zeno' is modem).
Ante-Room on the other side, forming also the ante-room of the
Sala degli Animali : (right) 494. Greek portrait-herma ; 495. Apollo
Citharcedus; 496. Sophocles at an advanced age; Above: 493. Re¬
lief of the birth of Bacchus. Left side : 492. Herma of Sophocles ;
491. Silenus; 490. Herma of Diogenes. Above: 489. Dance of
VI. Sala degli Animali, containing a number of animal-pieces
in white and coloured marble, most of them modem or freely
restored ; a great part of the floor is paved with ancient mosaics.
This hall is divided into two sections by means of four granite columns,
which form a passage from the Sala delle Muse into the court of the
Belvedere (p. 302). To the Right: 194. Sow and litter; 202. Colossal
camel's head as the aperture of a fountain ; 208. Hercules with Geryon ;
210. Diana, badly restored ; 213. Hercules and Cerberus ; 220. Bacchanalian
genius with a lion; 228. Triton carrying off a nymph, with a modem
pedestal. Below, on an ovai sarcophagus - cover, Triumphal procession of
Bacchus ; 232. Minotaur.
To the Left -. 116. Two greyhounds playing ; 113a, 125a. Mosaics from
Hadrian's Villa ; 124. Sacrifice to Mithras ; 134. Hercules with the slain Ne-
mean lion ; 137. Hercules slaying Diomedes ; 138. Centaur with a Cupid on
his back. (Adjacent is the entrance to the Galleria delle Statue, see be¬
low.) 139. Commodus on horseback (Bernini's model for the statue of Con¬
stantine in the Portico of St. Peter's); 151. Sheep sacrificed on the aitar;
153. Small group of a goat-herd and his goats ; 157. (in the next window)
Relief of a cow and calf.
VII. Galleria delle Statue, originally a summer-house of
Innocent Vili., and converted into a museum by Clement XIV. and
Pius VI. The lunettes contain remains of paintings by Pinturicchio.
— To the left of the entrance : 248. Clodius Albinus , the oppo-
nent of Septimius Severus; *250. Thanatos, god of death ('7J
Genio del Vaticano'), found on the Via Labicana ; on the back are
traces of wings ; above it, 249. Relief, attributed to Mich. Angelo :
Cosimo I. aidingPisa; 251. Doryphorus, after Polycletus ; *253.
Triton, upper part only, found near Tivoli ; 255. Paris, copied from
a fine originai ; 256. Youthful Hercules ; 257. Diana (relief) ; 258.
Bacchus ; 259. Draped male torso, probably Apollo, incorrectly
restored as Pallas (so-called Minerva Pacifera) with the olive-
branch; 260. Greek tomb-relief, dedicated to the gods of healing';
*261. So-called Mourning Penelope, archaic work (comp. p. 305);
on the pedestal a relief of Bacchus and Ariadne ; 263. Relief of a
female figure in a quadriga ; *264. Apollo Sauroctonus, lying in wait
for a lizard, after a bronze statue by Praxiteles ; *265. Amazon,
from the Villa Mattei; 267. Drunken satyr; 268. Juno, from
the Thermae of Otricoli; 269. Relief, Jason and Medea (?); 270.
Urania, from Tivoli, freely restored; *271. and 390. (one on each
side of the arch which leads into the room of the busts) Posidippus
and Menander, two admirable portrait-statues of these comic drama-