Arts: Rome

The Tiber's muddy banks have yielded up a colossal statue of Minerva. It was discovered by workmen on the site of the old Emporium which was a landing place for marbles shipped from Greece to Imperial Rome. Antiquaries declare that the statue might have been dropped into the mud by Roman stevedores.

Minerva, seated, is carved from colored alabaster in the most exquisite Hellenistic manner.

By law, this Minerva now belongs half to Italy's Government and half to the owner of the land.


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