Coffered ceiling

Soffitto a cassettoni
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Type: 
Elemento architettonico
Year: 
1544
Material and technique: 
Wood
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Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Appartamento dei Conservatori - Sala degli Arazzi

The frescoed frieze, portraying scenes from the life of Scipio Africanus and embellished with reproductions of ancient statues, was carried out in the mid-XVI century at the same time as the gilded and carved wooden ceiling. In the XVIII century a throne was installed to be used during papal visits and the room was decorated with tapestries from the Roman factory of San Michele and richly carved furniture. 

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