Reconstruction of the attic of the Forum of Nerva

Ricomposizione dell'attico del Foro di Nerva
Author: 
Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
From the Flavian Era: 97 AD
Material and technique: 
Luna marble
Origin: 
Forum of Nerva
Inventory: 
FN 518, FN 2000, FN 1999, FN 1996 a, FN 1996 b, FN 1998
Collection: 

Reconstruction of the attic of the porticoes in the Forum of Nerva with original pieces integrated with others made from limestone

The hall

Ricostruzione attico e coronamento

This room is home to a reconstruction of the attic of the pseudo-portico in the Forum of Nerva. Recent finds, brought to light during the excavations that opened in this Forum in 1998, have made it possible to come up with a new theory about the iconography present here. It now seems likely that the female figure represented a Province that had succumbed to Roman rule, illustrating the fact that the Roman Empire had united East and West and that there was now peace.