Sculpture



Sculpture, the emblematic art of Graeco-Roman civilisation, was omnipresent in the day-to-day environment of the Ancients. Roman artists employed stone and metal, particularly bronze, which when new shone like gold. Many masterpieces, however, were melted down for their metal, or burned in limekilns in the case of marble and limestone.

Many of the Nyon sculptures are a manifestation of the close link between the colony and the metropolis and reveal a level of artistic quality rarely equalled in the Roman provinces; a number of marble pieces intended for private gardens or public places were a product of the best Italian workshops. In addition to these imports the region produced its own limestone sculptures, mainly during the first two centuries AD.



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Program for schools

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The Roman Museum has a entire programm made espacially for schools!

Birthdays at the Roman Museum

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Choose between 4 workshops for your child's birthday! The plan is to jump back in time, to the Roman era.

Roman days in Nyon

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Every two years, The Roman day of Nyon shares archaeological research with the public, in a lively and accessible way.

Archaeological site

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Discover Nyon's archaeological site and its finds!

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