164 I. N. and E. Hills. ROME. c. Museo delle Terme.
the brotherhood. — Casetta D also contains an *Altar from Ostia,
with reliefs from the Romulus legend (No. 7, Room I); a Statue of
Hermes (No. 13, Room II); and the Tabula Ligurum Baebianorum
(R. Ill), a large bronze tablet from the neighbourhood of Benevento,
with an inscription referring to a benevolent institution (alimenta)
for poor children, founded by Trajan (comp. p. 247).
Casetta E. 1st Room. Fragmentary Greek and Roman reliefs:
4. Sacrifice; 6. Two Greek heroes; 15. Votive relief of Zeus, with
an inscription. In front of the window: *Head of a Woman. — 2nd
Room. 2. Replica of the Hermes in the relief of Orpheus in the Villa
Albani; 5. Fragment with the figure of the philosopher Anaximander
(inscription); 8. Relief of three women; 9. Prometheus and the
eagle; 11. Statuette of a satyr looking at his tail. —3rd Room.
Half of a *Female Head in a close veil, with portrait-features, probably
from the figure of a dancer.
Casetta F. 1st Room. 3, 4. Fragments of two statues of the
Satyr playing the Flute; 7. Torso of a satyr pouring wine from a
flask (after Praxiteles); 10. Roman Portrait Head. — 2nd Room.
Roman portrait-heads of women (some very good). — 3rd Room.
Head of Penelope, a copy of the head originally belonging to the
figure of the so-called Penelope (comp. p. 340).
Farther on in theN. Corridor: 37. Fragment of a relief represent¬
ing the facade of the Temple of Venus and Roma (p. 254), with
Mars and Rhea Silvia in the pediment, to the right, and the she-
wolf with Romulus and Remus, to the left (comp. p. 294). Large
Mosaic of a Nile Landscape, found on the Aventine.
East Corridor of the cloisters. 17. Head of Dionysus; above
the brow are holes for the insertion of short horns. The head recalls
the type of Meleager. — 23. Roman portrait-head of the Republican
period; 25. So-called Brutus (perhaps Virgil); Roman colossal statue
of a woman.
South Corridor. 16. Portrait-herma of a Roman charioteer,
which was found with six similar hermae now in this corridor. —
The first door on the left admits to two cabinets containing the
*Treasure found in the Longobardic necropolis at Castel Trosino near
Ascoli Piceno (7th cent.), consisting of gold ornaments, weapons,
and glass; also sculptures of the same period. These ornaments,
which show antique patterns and motives treated in a true northern
taste, illustrate the manner in which Germanic artistic feeling and
industry were rekindled into activity during the wanderings of the
Germanic tribes on Italian soil.
We now return to the corridor, whence the next door on the left
leads to three —
Cabinets. Central Cabinet. 1. Colossal head of Caligula; 2.
Nero; *4. Marble Statue of Dionysus, found at Hadrian's Villa at
Tivoli, an admirably executed copy of a Greek bronze original of
the 5th cent. B. C. (p. xlviii), but with a slight tendency to soften