La statua di culto del tempio di Bellona: una proposta di ricostruzione iconografica
In: Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Comunale di Roma: 112, 2012
This paper examines two fragments of a colossal arm which were found in 1937 during an excavation in the area of the Theatre of Marcellus. The macroscopic peculiarities of the two fragments, completely comparable in grain, weave and colour, allow us to consider them as pertaining to each other and belonging to the right arm of a single colossal statue. Moreover, on the grounds of the finding place, inside the temple, and of the figure size, it is likely that the fragments pertain to the cult simulacrum, that is to say to a statue of Bellona. For some peculiarities we may think that the used technique was the acrolith, and that the goddess was represented as sitting on a throne.