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Palazzo Altemps

Palazzo Altemps
  • Giorni Feriali

Palazzo Altemps houses some of the most important collections of ancient Roman sculpture once in private hands, and also has Egyptian sculpture. Powerful Roman families in the XVI and XVII centuries prided themselves on their collections of classical statuary, and they had no qualms about bringing in a sculptor of their own to replace missing hands, arms, heads and noses.

Hence many of the remarkable ancient statues displayed in this gallery of collections from four local dynasties look surprisingly intact. There's an Ares patched up by Bernini, an Athena returned to her full glory by Alessandro Algardi and you can also have your say on the great Ludovisi throne.