Museum. NAPLES. 4. Route. 69
a pig; 1. Marcus Nonius Balbus, according to the inscription, prsetor and
proconsul (the head replaced at a later date, but also ancient I; in front of
him a fallen Amazon; r. Dying Amazon; 1. Daughter of Balbus; r. Farnese
Gladiator (head and limbs modern): 1. Captive barbarian: in front of it, a
Dying Gaul; r. Doryphoros (copy from Polycletes); 1. Silenus head; r. and
1. Harmodios and Aristogeiton, assassins of Hipparchus, son of Pisistratus,
copied from a pair of ancient Greek statues. The other pair of Gladiators
are of the Roman period.
2. Second Passage. Portico dei Balbi, so called from the equestrian
statues of M. Non. Balbus the son, according to the inscription, prtetor and
proconsul, also from the basilica at Herculaneum like that of his father,
at the other end of the passage. Then by the wall to the 1. a female figure,
restored as Euterpe. Youthful Pan. In the niche the so-called Farnese
Bacchus. In front of the latter a fine sarcophagus, with Jupiter, Juno,
Apollo, Ceres, Minerva etc. Jupiter Amnion. Portrait-statue of M. Holco-
nius Rufus, from Pompeii. By the narrow wall, Antinous as Bacchus. By
the other long wall, Diana as Luna: Paris; head of Zeus; statue of Nep¬
tune (V); bearded head of Bacchus ; Nereids on a sea-monster; female statue ;
Hercules: "Satyr carrying the young Bacchus on his shoulders; Pan teach¬
ing a boy the flute: Athene (imitation of the most ancient style); Socrates;
Hesiod (commonly termed a Homer); deity of the town. "Venus of Capua.
It is a matter of doubt how this statue, which is very similar and scarcely
inferior to that of Venus of Melos in the Louvre, is to be supplemented;
in this case the Cupid, base, and the arms of the goddess are new. — In
the hall to the 1. : '.Kscbines, formerly erroneously called Aristides, an
admirable robed statue found in the villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum.
Opp., Antinous. In the passage Bacchus and Cupid; bearded Bacchus;
head of Mercury ; Hercules and Omphale; Ganymede with the eagle : masks
of river-gods (on the opp. side also); between them Ceres. On the narrow
side, a colossal Minerva. By the second long wall: Apollo; Diana with a
dog and fawn; Orestes and Electra : the priestess Eumachia, a statue
erected to her bv the fullers, from the building founded by her at Pom¬
peii. Bevond the door. Livia, from the Pantheon at Pompeii. Cupid
(copy from Praxiteles): Mercury: small sitting Cybele; two satyrs with
In a straight direction, and then through the door on the r.
3. Room of the Kallipygos. To the right, Torso of Bacchus, of
delicate workmanship; Bacchanalian sarcophagus. ......Psyche of Capua, sadly
mutilated : she was probably represented with her arms bound at her back
and tortured bv Cupid. On the narrow side of the room three Provinces
personified, a relief. On the third side 3 sarcophagi; the second with a
representation containing numerous figures: Prometheus and the human
form as vet unendowed with life, surrounded by the beneficicnt gods ; then
heads of Athene and Bacchus; on the third sarcophagus a Bacchanalian
procession. Immured above, a Greek relief: Helen persuaded by Aphrodite
to follow Paris who with Eros stands before her. In the centre of the
room the Venus Kallipygos, so called from the part towards which she is
looking, from the imperial palaces at Rome : head, breast, right leg, right
band and left arm are new.
4 Room of the coloured marble statues. By the entrance.
wall r. Priestess of Isis: 1. "bearded head; mosaic with Bacchanalian dances-
Bv the'wall on the r. side two kneeling barharians, between them Apollo.
Wall of the egress: Isis: Ephesian Diana. Window-wall: small Meleager
of rosso antico. In the centre : Apollo in a sitting posture, of porphyry.
5 Room of the Muses contains several statues of Muses from the
theatre at Herculaneum. an Athene and an Apollo sitting. In the centre a
beautiful marble vase with a relief. Mercury, followed by dancing bac¬
chanalian figures, entrusting the infant Bacchus to the care of a nymph.