Vase in the shape of bust of Isis

Vaso in forma di busto di Iside
Author: 
Type: 
China
Year: 
3th century AD
Material and technique: 
Bronze
Size: 
cm 21
Origin: 
Inventory: 
inv. MC1170
Collection: 

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Appartamento dei Conservatori - Sala delle Oche

The room's pictorial decorations date back to the mid-XVI century, during the papacy of Pope Paul III 
The frieze consists of small panels, with playful scenes set against a background of real or imaginary landscapes, alternating with military trophies and floral and fruit triumphs. 
The two bronze geese that give the room its name were placed here in the XVIII century, together with a bronze vase in the shape of a bust of Isis and a head of Medusa by Bernini.

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