Statue of a crocodile

    • Provenienza:
      Rome, Campus Martius, 1883
    • Data:
      Late Ptolemaic period
    • Materiali:
      Aswan pink granite
    • Dimensioni:
      height 30 cm, width 53 cm, length 170 cm
    • Collocazione:
      Rome, Musei Capitolini
    • Inventario:
      inv. MC 24
  • Statue of a crocodile

The crocodile appears with its snout raised and jaws shut. The simple but effective anatomical details do not belie the naturalistic essence of the sculpture, a characteristic that distances the Capitoline sculpture from the overly schematised and older Egyptian specimens, and differentiates it from Imperial Roman imitations.