Architectural fragments of coloured marbles
The Santarelli Foundation has devoted special care to the collection of coloured marbles imported to Rome in the Republican and Imperial periods. Rome was originally built on tuff, travertine and peperino. Coloured marbles were imported by the Romans from the entire Mediterranean basin, forming an artificial geology. These architectural fragments represent not only a geological but also a geopolitical, architectural and artistic archive. Today, Santarelli's collection of polychrome fragments is probably the largest private collection of coloured marbles in the world. Below is a selection of fragments from the collection.
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