Roman Section of the Civic Museums of Palazzo Farnese in Piacenza

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The Roman Section of the Civic Museums in Palazzo Farnese is spread over 15 rooms, to learn about the stages of the city's history, from its foundation to its economy, trade, the role of the river Po, daily life, cults and religious buildings, funerary monuments and necropolises.

Among the peculiarities that can be admired in the new exhibition: the famous Liver of Piacenza, from the Etruscan period, a bronze model of a sheep's liver, a rare direct testimony of Etruscan religious practices, linked to the divination by the haruspices, and the draped statue signed by the Athenian sculptor Kleoménes, as well as some important unpublished finds that can restore the face of the city and reconstruct life in Roman Placentia. 
Among these is an extraordinary funerary bed, reconstructed in wood and with a Hellenistic-style cow-bone covering, and the Antefixes, the final decorative elements of the temple tiles, of Hellenistic-Eastern culture, which have made it possible to reconstruct the ornamental apparatus of a temple, probably located in the northern part of the Roman colony of Piacenza.

In the room dedicated to the Roman domus, to be admired are floor mosaics, fragments of furniture and oil lamps, writing instruments, balsamariums for ointments and perfumes, containers for make-up and personal ornaments, tools for household care, spinning and weaving, remains of board games, including a terracotta chessboard from the II-III century AD.

Last update 11/12/2021

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