Statue of Pope Urban VIII

Statua di papa Urbano VIII (1635-1640)
Author: 

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) ed aiuti

Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
1635-1640
Material and technique: 
Marble
Size: 
cm 260
Inventory: 
inv. MC1201

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Appartamento dei Conservatori - Sala degli Orazi e Curiazi

The fresco decoration of this large room was carried out by Cavalier d'Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari) at the end XVI century and the beginning of the XVII century. 
Originally conceived as tapestries to be hung along the walls, these frescoes portray historical episodes of Ancient Rome, which also inspire the monochrome medallions below. 
Two monumental statues of popes face each other on the two smaller sides of the room: the one portraying Urban VIII is in marble and was carried out by Bernini and his pupils, while the bronze statue of Innocent X is the work of Algardi. 

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