Statua Marforio
Statua Marforio
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Neighbourhood: Campitelli
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  • Fori Imperiali-Colosseo • 10 min walk
  • Colosseo • 10 min walk
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,342 contributions
Jun 2023
This is one of two wildly over-sized statues in the Capitoline Museum in central Rome.
The 6 metre long statue cannot be freely seen by passers-by. You’ll only be able to see him by paying to enter the museum.
What you see here is a gigantic 1st century marble statue of a reclining god, stretched out alongside a fountain pool. He is surrounded by some sort of tentacled marine creature and flanked by water-spouting dolphins. He is generally said to represent either Oceanus or one of the river gods.
Resting on one arm, with a loosely draped robe around his waist, he looks like he could be sunbathing at a beachside resort. He holds a shell in one hand but it could just as easily be a cocktail.
Apart from his startling size, he is also famous for being one of the six “talking statues” of Rome. In centuries past, Romans would post political and satirical comments on the talking statues, always anonymously and mostly under the cover of darkness. Comments were often irreverent and mocked authority figures but they could also be harsh condemnations, especially of the ruling classes, politicians and popes.
Written 1 July 2023
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy26,240 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
This huge statue takes the name from Mars Forum where it was to be many years before.
The statue is six meters long and probably it represents the Ocean , the god who reigned over all the world’s water and dates from second century AD.
Written 24 November 2019
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