Oplonti ruins, all lined up to see the statue of the Child with Goose

La statua del Fanciullo con oca

In the Oplonti ruins, in Torre Annunziata (Naples), more than 1,500 people have admired the extraordinary exhibition of the marble statue of the “Boy with a goose” that at the opening night of “Villa di Poppea” has been replaced in the place of origin and shown, for the first time in over 40 years since its discovery. The sculpture was part of one of the fountains of the villa, is inspired by a Hellenistic model of the second century BC. The initiative was commissioned by the city of Torre Annunziata and made ​​possible by the Archaeological Superintendence of Pompeii, as part of European Heritage Days. ” It was an incredible feeling to see all a lovely statue back in the house where she was found – said the Councillor for Culture Antonio Irlando – the audience really appreciated the initiative and claimed permanent exhibition of the finds Oplonti, never shown to the public after long decades by the discovery”. The archaeological area of ​​Oplonti, identified as a UNESCO site, is the residential suburb of nearby Pompeii, rich imperial villas with extraordinary architecture and precious and spectacular decorations, both pictorial mosaics”. ‘ Along with the superintendent Massimo Osanna we are organizing the first exhibition of the finds and golds of Oplonti – announces the commissioner Irlando – which will be hosted in the coming months in the historical site of the municipality of Torre Annunziata”.