Auriga dell’Esquilino, remarkable sculpture of the early Roman imperial age. This sculpture is a Roman reinterpretation of Greek stylistic features from the fifth century.
The sculpture was discovered at Horti Maecenatis, gardens owned by wealthy Gaius Maecenas Cilnio (c. 68 BC - 8 BC), a powerful supperter, adviser and friend of the Emperor Augustus. They were located in Rome on the Esquiline Hill.
2nd half 1st century BC. Musei Capitolini, currently located at the Horti Mecenatis hall.