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“Small but well curated”

Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco
Ranked #230 of 1,502 things to do in Rome
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Owner description: The collection, carefully arranged to set up “a museum of comparative antique sculpture” includes works of Egyptian, Assyrian, Phoenician, Cypriot, Etruscan, Greek, Roman and medieval art.
St. Petersburg
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“Small but well curated”
Reviewed July 4, 2010

Museo Barracco, just off Campo dei Fiori, seems to have recently been renovated as the displays are clean, well-lit, and include descriptions in both Italian and English, and braille for the more important pieces. The Egyptian collection includes a very intact sphinx, said to possibly be Hapshetsut [most icons of her likeness were purposely destroyed]. Of additional interest are the canopic jars, mummy masks, and several sarcophagi lids. The third floor contains several beautifully carved busts, most of them Roman copies of Greek originals, and a gilt mosaic.
The museum is small and uncrowded, and well worth the 3 euro entrance [July 2010]. The building itself is also lovely and features a few interesting ceiling frescos.

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