Museo Pio-Clemcnvvno. KUME. IV. Bight Bank. 399
Vili. Sala dei Busti, in four sections. The decoration of
the ceiling dates from the reign of Innocent Vili, and is probably
due to Pier Matteo of Amelia. We begin on the right of the entrance.
I. Section. Below, to the right, 283. Head of Hadrian; 277. Nero
as Apollo Citharoedus, with laurel-wreath ; 274. Augustus, with
chaplet of ears of corn; *273. Bust ofthe Youthful Augustus (on
a revolving stand). Above, in the right corner, 292. Caracalla (p. lv).
— IL Above, 298. Zeus Serapis, in basalt. Below, 303. Apollo;
307. Saturn; 308. Isis. 311. Head of Menelaus, from the group of
Menelaus with the body of Patroclus, found in 1772 in the Villa
of Hadrian, a duplicate of the Pasquino group (see p. 259). The
legs of Patroclus (No. 384b, by the window of the first section, on
the left) were found beside this head. — III. Above, 313,314. Masks ;
315, 316. Satyrs. In the centrai niche: *326. Zeus, formerly in
the Pai. Verospi. To the left above, 329. Barbarian; below, 338.
Portrait of a Diadochos as Dionysus (holes for the horns on the
head). — Once more in II: 346. Hercules. — IV. In the niche: 352.
Woman praying, a so-called Pietà; under it, 353. Sarcophagus,
adorned with Prometheus and the Fates; to the left, below, 357.
Antinous; *363. Riera, after an originai of the 5th cent. B.C. —
In Section I, below, 376. Head of Pallas from the Castle of Sant'
Angelo; 382, 384. Anatomical representations, in marble. In the
centre, Column with three Horse. By the entrance, to the right,
*388. Roman man and woman, tomb-relief.
IX. Gabinetto delle Màschere (admission, see p. 173),
so called from the *Mosaic within a modern border on the floor,
with masks, etc, found in Hadrian's Villa (p. 471) in 1780. On the
right of the entrance: *425. Dancing Girl, in Pentelic marble,
found at Naples; 427. Crouching Venus in the bath; 428. Greek
votive relief. — On the entrance wall and the opposite wall: Four
reliefs of the exploits of Hercules ; 432. Satyr in rosso antico, replica
in the Capitoline Museum (p. 272); 433. Venus drying her hair. —
Window-wall : at the first window, 394. Bathing-chair, at the second,
435. Fine vase, both of rosso antico. — In the window, Relief of
a Bacchanalian procession. — Entrance-wall: 443. Apollo. — Ad¬
joining is the closed Loggia Scoperta, which commands a charming
view of the mountains.
We now return to the Sala degli Animali, and enter the (left) —
X. Cortile del Belvedere (comp. ground-plan, p. 393). This
was originally a square court with truncated corners and belonged
to the Belvedere built by Innocent Vili. (p. 373), which was at
that time in-' direct communication with the apartments now con-
verted into the Galleria delle Statue, which afforded the beautiful
view. The inner arcade was not added until 1775, while the cabinets
at the corners received their present shape in 1803. This court con¬
tains several of the most important works in the collection. The