FABBRINI, Giuseppe Antonio
(b. ca. 1740, Firenze, d. ca. 1795, Firenze)

Side wall picture: Classical Offering Rite

Villa Poggio Imperiale, Arcetri, Florence

The picture shows the depiction on the narrowest wall panel in the Segretaria del Granduca, the most important room of the grand duke's official rooms in the west wing. Here a priest and a Roman matron stand next to an altar, performing a ritual offering. A man wearing a toga and a woman in the background are extending their gifts of fruit and doves.