(b. 1431, Isola di Carturo, d. 1506, Mantova)

Ceiling (detail)

Walnut oil on plaster and fresco
Camera degli Sposi, Palazzo Ducale, Mantua

In this detail two classical scenes can be seen: the death of the singer Orpheus, and Arion being threatened by pirates as he crosses from Sicily to Corinth. The caissons represent the classical emperors Augustus and Tiberius, while the wall lunette is decorated with a Gonzaga seal with a young doe.

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