182 J. TV. and E.'[Hills. ROME. f. Villa Borghese.
IT. Saloon ('Salone'), with ceiling - painting by Mario Rossi.
On the floor, mosaics, discovered near Torre Nuova, with gladiatorial
and wild beast combats. Left wall: xxxvi. Dancing Faun (largely
restored), under it a delicately worked Bacchic relief. Long wall:
xl. Meleager; xxxrx. Augustus; vil. Statue of a woman; below,
Roman tombstone. Right wall: l. Antoninus Pius (colossal bust).
il. Colossal Dionysus; below, slab with Bacchic relief, belonging to
the same work as the fragments under xxxvi and over the door in
the back wall. The body of the horse is the only antique portion of
the alto-relief of a horseman above the latter.
III. Room (first to the right). In the centre, *Canova, Pauline
Borghese, sister of Napoleon I., as Venus (1805). Entrance-wall: lxxi.
Tomb-relief, executed about thetime of Hadrian under the influence
of Greek models/ In the1corner : lxix."Statuette'of a Roman street-
boy ; lxv. Companion-piece to the last.. On the opposite wall:
*lxiv. Ajax the Younger tearing Cassandra from the Palladium.
By the exit: lviii. Venus, copy of an original of the 5th cent. B.O.
— Paintings : Dosso Dossi, Apollo ; Caravaggio, David with the head
IV. Room. In the centre, David with the sling, a youthful work
by Bernini. Entrance-wall: lxxviii. HermacfPan; lxxix. Front of
a sarcophagus, with the labours of Hercules (back of the sarcophagus
opposite, No. va). Upon it, lxxx. Lid of another sarcophagus, with
relief of Penthesilea and her Amazons coming to aid the Trojans
after the death of Hector. Rear-wall: lxxxv. So-called Sappho.
Upon No. mc: Sarcophagus-relief, with the history of Leto; to the
left, the goddess in her wanderings, with the local deities of Delos; in
the centre Zeus with the infants Apollo and Artemis ; to the right,
assembly of the gods. — On the rear-wall: 7. Padovanino, Venus.