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Romanesque arch and Roman statue

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Female figure (1)
Roman ages
58×29 cm.

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Fragment of arch (2)
XII sec.

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These two objects show the continuity of life and habitation on the Cathedral hill and in Viterbo in general. The first is a headless and armless female figure stylistically datable to the 2nd century AD.

It is part of a series of objects made of different types of marble shown at the Museum. Some of these fragments are of large size and excellent quality. The arch is a medieval piece found during the consolidation works of the Diocesan archives in 1907 and has a decoration with monstrous beings devouring trailing greenery. This is a common motif in Romanic art and can be found in several Viterbo church decorations.


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