194 J. N. and E. Hills. ROME. e. Museo delle Terme.
perhaps Charis, the goddess of grace; torso of an athlete, after
Room 5. Other Stucco Reliefs from the Roman house near
the Farnesina (see p. 193). In the middle: * Marble Statue of
Dionysus from Hadrian's Villa (p. 471), an admirably executed
copy of a Greek bronze originai of the 5th cent. B.C. (p. xlix), but
with a slight tendency to soften the forms.
Room 6. In the centre: ** Marble Statue of a Kneeling Youth,
found in Nero's Villa at Subiaco (p. 480), an admirable Greek
originai; subject not yet identified. In front of the window: *Head
of a Dying Persian, of the first Pergamenian school (p. liii), found
on the Palatine; *Head of a Sleeping Girl. On the walls are
*Paintings on a Black Ground, from the above-mentioned Ro¬
man house. The black panels originally bore fantastic landscapes
sketched in yellow (now traceable at only a few points) ; above is a
coloured frieze of figures (scenes from a court of justice). — In the
adjoining cabinet (to the left) are fragments of Portrait Statues
of Vestal Virgins, found in the Atrium Vestse (p. 300), ali of which
have the characteristic coiffure of their order. The best is the
*Half-length figure opposite the entrance. — A cabinet to the right
contains a *Hermaphrodite, the best extant specimen of this type,
found in the peristyle of an ancient mansion, during the building
of the Teatro Costanzi (p. 167) in 1879.
Room 7. On the walls are *Paintings on a Red Ground, from
the above-mentioned Roman house. The paintings on a white ground
(e.g. B 5. Adornment of Aphrodite, and B 4. Genre-scenes) recali
the severe archaic style of Greek art in the 5th cent. B.C. ; while
the centrai painting in B 4 (Education of Bacchus) corresponds with
the style prevalent when the house was built. The owner of the
house, unable to secure ancient originals, seems to have resorted
to copies instead. In the centre are fragments of a statuette of Pan
and of a basalt statuette of a boy. In the corner to the right, 517.
Head of a youth, a beautiful work in the style of Scopas. — To
the left is —
Room 8. Paintings on a White Ground; the beautiful female
figure on the exit-wall should be noticed. — In the glass-case: ar¬
ticles made of amber and leaden playthings from the tempie of
Venus at Terracina (p. 503 ; Roman maidens used to dedicate their
playthings to Venus before marriage). Glass vessels. 524. Ad¬
mirable Roman portrait-head of the republican period.
Room 9. Paintings on a Red Ground. The painter's name
Seleukos is scratched on the piece marked D 1 (on the second green
column, counted from the right). Two glass-cases here contain gold
coins (A.D. 336-474), found in the Atrium Vestae (p. 299).
Room 10. Paintings on a White Ground and various other