Wounded Amazon of the Capitoline Museums, Rome

Wounded Amazon of the Capitoline Museums, Rome, Italy

The Wounded Amazon is a marble statue from the 5th century BC, currently housed in the Capitoline Museums in Rome, Italy. The statue depicts an Amazon warrior in a wounded state, leaning on a pillar for support and gazing off into the distance. The sculpture is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient Greek art, with its delicate modeling and lifelike expression capturing the Amazon’s pain and vulnerability. It is believed to have been part of a larger sculptural group depicting the Battle of the Greeks and Amazons.

Location of the statue: the Capitoline Museums, Rome

The Capitoline Museums is a group of art and archeological museums in Rome, Italy. It is located on the Capitoline Hill and is considered to be one of the oldest public museums in the world. The Capitoline Museums have a vast collection of ancient Roman, Greek, and Etruscan art and artifacts, including sculptures, paintings, and archaeological finds. Some of the most famous works in the museum’s collection include the Capitoline Wolf, the Dying Gaul, and the Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius (Roman philosopher-emperor who reigned from 161 to 180 AD).