Room XVI. Antiquarium Romanum, terracottas, glass, ivories

This room houses a selection of architectural terracotta works from Rome and Latium, dating from the first century B.C. to the first century A.D.
On the walls there is a partial reconstruction of the clay decorations of Roman age roofs, achieved using original elements (antefixes and slabs). On the front wall, at the bottom, three slabs are displayed with reliefs depicting the cycle of the seven labours of Hercules: slaying the lion and the Lernaean Hydra, and capturing the Cretan Bull.
In cabinet A there is a rich selection of glass works from various ages, among which the most recent specimens date from the Imperial Roman age, along with objects in ivory and bone. Of particular interest is a doll with jointed limbs, unearthed near the Basilica of St. Sebastian in Rome.