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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.

Small Rooms on the Ground Floor

Palazzo Nuovo - Small Rooms on the Ground Floor

The three small rooms to the right of the large main door of the Palazzo Nuovo are laid out in a row, with single access. 
They house important epigraphic documents, portraits and sarcophagi

Funerary monument and ornaments
Beginning 1rst century AD
inv. MC0185
Early imperial period
inv. MC0205
Beginning of 4th century AD
inv. MC0381
Beginning 4th century AD
inv. MC1769
Funerary monument and ornaments
1st century AD
inv. MC0212
Funerary monument and ornaments
Hadrianic period (117-138 AD)
inv. MC0209
Funerary monument and ornaments
3rd century AD
inv. MC0218
Funerary monument and ornaments
After 384 AD
inv. MC0208

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