196 I- N. and E. Hills. ROME. e. Museo delle Terme.
strina (p. 482), engraved with battle-scenes ; the handle is formed
of statuettes. Of the objects from Palestrina, at the rear-wall, the
best are in the centrai cabinet containing an archaic frieze. Bronzes
and terracottas from the Tempie of Diana near Nemi (p. 467) are
exhibited in this part of the room also.
Room 19. Remains of the state-barges from the Lake of Nemi,
mentioned at p. 467, including a fine bronze head of Medusa, and
bronze heads of lions and wolves, used to embellish the ends of
the larger beams. — "We now return and enter —
Rooms 20-22. *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 Germanie
artistic feeling and industry were rekindled into activity during
the wanderings of the Germanie tribes on Italian soil. Similar
articles found at Noeera Umbra (p. 142) are also exhibited here. In
the centre of R. 22 is a treasure of 830 English Coins buried in
the Atrium Vestse in the reign of Pope Marinus IL (942-46) and
discovered there in 1893. The coins, sent to Rome as 'Peter's
Pence', bear the stamps of Alfred the Great (871-901), Edward I.
(901-24), Athelstane (924-40), and Edmund I. (940-46). — We now
return to the staircase and descend to the —
Ground Floor. We pass through the glass-door and enter
the Carthusian Cloisters, constructed after Michael Angelo's de¬
signs. We begin with the West Corridor. The numbers are
painted in black on the sides of the pedestals facing us as we ap-
proach. 6. Nymph seated on a rock, found in the Stadium on the
Palatine (p. 319); 10. Statuette of Diomede; *24. Statue of Hera,
a replica of a statue closely allied to the so-called Barberini Juno
in the Vatican (p. 396), with details adapted throughout to the later
Roman taste of the time of the Antonines, a masterpiece of technical
skill (found in the Stadium on the Palatine); 32. Statuette of Nike,
in the severe style (the wings were fastened on); 33. Statue of a
man praying (hands wrongly restored; comp. the so-called Pietà in
the Vatican, No. 352, p. 399).
North Corridor. Opening off this corridor are a number of
the small dwellings (casette) of the monks (comp. Pian, p. 190), inter¬
esting from their arrangements to secure absolute seclusion from
the outer world. They are now used for the purposes of the mu¬
seum (closed on Sun.). — Casetta A is frequently used as an office.
46. Seated figure of a goddess, from the Palazzo Giustiniani (p. 252).
Casetta B. Antiquities from Ostia, lst Room: 212. Aitar: on
the front are Mars, Venus, and Cupid; on the back, the she-wolf
with the twins, shepherds, and the Tiber; on the sides, Cupids
with weapons and a war-chariot. At the window: right, *207.