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the forms; 8. Sabina, wife of Hadrian. — Left Cabinet. *2. Head
of a Dying Persian, of the first Pergamenian school; 3. Ideal Head of
a woman; *4. Statue with delicate drapery, perhaps Charis, goddess
of grace; *5. Statue of Apollo, copy of an original of the early Phid-
ian period; 6. Statue of Athena, with lingering traces of the archaic
style; 7. Archaic Greek Portrait Head of a Woman; 8. Hellenistic
Poet with an ivy-wreath (so-called Seneca). — Right Cabinet. 2,
5, 7, 8, 9, 11. Priestesses of Vesta, portraits found in the Atrium
Vestae (p. 251), all with hair dressed in the same way; *No. 7.
(half-figure) is the best.
We now return to the S. Corridor. On the floor lie several frag¬
ments of fine *Ornamental Reliefs from the enclosing wall of the
Ara Pads, set up by Augustus in B.C. 9. It stood on the site of the
present Palazzo Fiano (p. 190), in the Corso, and other fragments
of it are preserved at the Vatican, the Villa Medici, the Uffizi at
Florence, and the Louvre.
In the Garden in the centre is a collection of architectural and
sculptured fragments, including numerous boundary-stones dating
from the Tiber regulation-works of Augustus, Trajan, and other
emperors. Round the fountain in the middle are seven colossal
heads of animals from a fountain found near Trajan's Forum. The
cypresses are said to have been planted by Michael Angelo.
In the middle of the Piazza delle Terme (PL I, 27), opposite
the entrance to Santa Maria degli Angeli (p. 160), is a Fountain, fed
by the Aqua Marcia (p. 376), which sends up a copious and lofty jet
especially conspicuous at night, when the piazza is lighted by elec¬
tricity. — To the N. is the Grand Hotel, beyond which, at the corner of
the Via Venti Settembre, is the Fontanone dell' Acqua Felice (p. 158).
Opposite the entrance of the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli
(p. 160), and intersecting the 'exedra' (p. 159) of the Thermae, runs
the broad Via Nazionalb (PL I, 27; II, 24, 20), begun after 1870,
now one of the busiest streets of the city, and during the season
as thronged with passengers and vehicles as the Corso itself (tram¬
ways, Nos. 6 & 7, p. 1 of the Appendix). — On the right the Via
Torino leads to San Bernardo (p. 167).
In the Via Nazionale, to the left, stands the Hotel Quirinale and
(farther on) the American Episcopal Church of St. Paul, a Gothic
structure built by Street in 1879, with chimes and a mosaic in the
apse by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. The most important intersecting
thoroughfare is formed by the Via Quattro Fontane and the Via Agos¬
tino Depretis, the former leading on the right to the Pal. Barberini
(p. 156), the latter to the left to Santa Maria Maggiore (p. 172).
To the left in the Via Nazionale, at the end of the Via Genova,
is a fountain by Dom. Fontana, formerly in the Villa Massimi. —
To the right is the small church of San Vitale, founded in the 5th
cent, under Innocent V., on a site considerably lower than the new