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Palazzo Nuovo

Despite a number of changes that have taken place over the centuries, this section of the museum has more or less maintained its original XVIII century aspect.
The decorative features of this area have remained unchanged, and this has influenced the layout of sculptures and inscriptions.
The fine pieces of ancient sculpture come mainly from private collections belonging to high-ranking churchmen and noble Roman families.
Unlike the Palazzo dei Conservatori opposite, the interior space of this building and the arrangement of its architectural features are of symmetrical design.

Palazzo Nuovo is so called because it was built ex novo, using Michelangelo’s blueprint when he redesigned the Palazzo dei Conservatori a century earlier to complete the renovation of the Capitoline Square.
The museum was opened to the public in 1734, under Pope Clement XII, who had already purchased the Albani collection of 418 sculptures the previous year, as an addition to the works already on display at the Vatican Belvedere and donated to the Capitoline museum by Pope Pius V in 1566, and the sculptures that could not find a place in Palazzo dei Conservatori. The collections are still arranged according to the exhibition concept of the eighteenth century.

Hall of the Emperors

Palazzo Nuovo - Hall of the Emperors

Portraits of the emperors and empresses and other important personages of the Imperial Age are lined up on the marble shelves along the wall, though in some cases their attribution is in doubt. 
The collection testifies the development of Roman portrait painting from the Imperial Age to the Late Ancient period.

Sculpture
98-117 AD
inv. MC0276
Sculpture
Tiberian age (14-37 AD)
inv. MC0444
Sculpture
147-148 AD
inv. MC0440
Sculpture
Beginning of 2nd century AD
inv. MC0434
Sculpture
79-81 AD
inv. MC0433
Sculpture
67-79 AD
inv. MC0432
Sculpture
138-161 AD
inv. MC0447
Sculpture
161-180 AD
inv. MC0448
Sculpture
17 BC - 33 AD
inv. MC0421
Sculpture
35-29 BC
inv. MC0413
Sculpture
253-260 AD
inv. MC0360
Sculpture
17th century (only part of the face is ancient)
inv. MC0427
Sculpture
221 AD
inv. MC0470
Sculpture
27 BC - 14 AD
inv. MC0495
Sculpture
276-282 AD
inv. MC0493
Sculpture
138-161 AD
inv. MC0446
Sculpture
215-217 AD
inv. MC0464
Sculpture
200-210 AD
inv. MC0461
Sculpture
147-148 AD
inv. MC0449

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