|ROSAMIE MOORE||U. S. A.||1|
|CHRISTINE KALKAVAGE||U. S. A.||2|
|ROSAMIE MOORE||U. S. A.||5|
|HUGO DE KEERSAMAECKER||BELGIUM||6|
|CYNTHIA KAHN||U. S. A.||7|
|NICHOLAS SUDBURY||U. K.||9|
|NICHOLAS SUDBURY||U. K.||10|
|GIUSEPPE FILAURO (July 6, 2016)||ITALY||12|
|TOMASZ TRZESNIEWSKI (July 18, 2016)||POLAND||13|
|GIUSEPPE FILAURO (September 21, 2016)||ITALY||14|
|PIETRO PRUNAS (December 17, 2016)||ITALY||15|
|STEFANO MENTANA (January 11, 2017)||ITALY||16|
|GIUSEPPE FILAURO (January 17, 2017)||ITALY||17|
|GIUSEPPE FILAURO (January 25, 2017)||ITALY||18|
|GIUSEPPE FILAURO (February 12, 2017)||ITALY||19|
|GIUSEPPE FILAURO (March 26, 2017)||ITALY||20|
Where is this small portal situated and to which family does its heraldic symbol belong? (only one attempt, please, it is within the walls of Rome)
First question: What in my site is a hidden tribute to a culture which is not related to Rome?
Answer by Rosamie Moore: The lines used in many pages: and come from the tombs of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India as you can see from the picture below.
This small image shows a detail of ..... and it was painted by .....
Answer by Christine Kalkavage: the detail is from Michelangelo's Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel. It depicts souls being lifted to heaven by the beads of a rosary held by an angel.
Which event does this small image show and where is the painting located?
Answer by Vasily Uspensky: the detail depicts the miracle of St. Peter's chains in the painting by Giovanni Battista Parodi in S. Pietro in Vincoli.
This small image shows a marble inlay which depicts the puzzling coat of arms of Cardinal ....... in a chapel of .......... (a church of Rome)
Answer by Deborah Hicks: Cardinal Pier Francesco Bussi at S. Maria in Trastevere.
This fresco by .... depicts an event of the life of ......
Answer by Rosamie Moore: Agostino Ciampelli's fresco in S. Bibiana portraying the burial of the saint. Mrs. Moore won fair and square, without help from me.
This Renaissance decoration motif at Palazzo Ducale di Urbino is almost identical to a marble frieze at .... in Rome.
Answer by Hugo De Keersmaecker: Basilica di Nettuno at the back of the Pantheon.
The image shows a detail of the floor of ....
Answer by Cynthia Kahn: Curia Julia (Roman Senate).
The image shows the funerary monument of ...... by ..... at .....
This 1698 marble inlay shows the coat of arms of Cardinal ..... at ......
Answer by Nicholas Sudbury: Cardinal Alderano Cybo in the church of Santa Aurea at Ostia .
(left) Baptismal font at S. Aurea; (right) inscription placed by Cardinal Cybo with the history of the saint
This painting by .... depicts the arrival of .... at ...
Answer by Nicholas Sudbury:
|The painting is by Benvenuto Tisi, 'Il Garofalo' (early 16th century). It depicts the Roman matron Claudia Quinta, chosen for her purity to bring back to Rome the statue of the Magna Mater (Cybele) to try to end a famine in the city. Here she is shown releasing the boat from a sandbank at Ostia (after praying to the goddess for strength - and also to prove wrong the watching elders who had cast aspersions on her purity), from where she is said to have pulled it by hand up the Tiber to the city centre. The story is told in Ovid's 'Fasti' Bk IV; this painting hangs in the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini.|
This photo was taken inside ... (only one attempt, please, it is within the walls of Rome)
Answer by Stefano Mentana: from the portico of S. Francesca Romana in the Roman Forum.
This photo shows the lower part of the funerary monument to ... at .....
Answer by Giuseppe Filauro: the photo shows the funerary monument of Stefano de' Surdis at S. Balbina.
(above) The full monument; (below) detail of the inscription stating that Stefano de' Surdis was the Chaplain of the Pope (d. 1303)
This photo shows a detail of .....(only one attempt, please)
Answer by Tomasz Trzesniewski: the photo shows a loggia inside one of the courtyards of Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne.
(left) The ceiling of the loggia with the coat of arms of the Massimo; (right) the coat of arms at the entrance to the palace
This photo shows a painting by ..... at ..... (only one attempt, please)
Answer by Giuseppe Filauro: the photo shows a painting by Jacopo Zucchi at Palazzo Medici or di Firenze.
These photos show details of the courtyards of .......... (only one attempt, please, it is within the walls of Rome)
Answer by Pietro Prunas: the photos were taken at Palazzo del Drago ai Coronari.
This beautiful magnolia casts its shadow on (name of the street) from the courtyard of (name of the building) (only one attempt, please, it is within the walls of Rome)
Answer by Stefano Mentana: the photos were taken in Via dei Cimatori and the tree is in the courtyard of Palazzo De Rossi Malvezzi Campeggi.
(left) Via dei Cimatori and at its end Collegio Bandinelli; (right) the courtyard of the palace
This small palace is situated at the corner between ..... (only one attempt, please, it is within the walls of Rome)
Answer by Giuseppe Filauro: the palace is situated in Borgo Pio at the corner with Via del Falco.
The corner between Borgo Pio (left) and Via del Falco (right)
The image shows the funerary monument of Bishop ...... inside ...... (only one attempt, please, it is within the walls of Rome)
Answer by Giuseppe Filauro: it shows the funerary monument of Bishop Giovanni Andrea Bocciaccio in the Cloister of S. Maria della Pace.
The funerary monument with the long inscription which details the positions held by the Bishop
S. Maria dell'Orazione e della Morte is a church renowned for its reminders of Death some of which are shown above (left/centre). The two right images instead shows marble reliefs which decorate the funerary monument of ..... inside .... (only one attempt, please, it is within the walls of Rome)
Answer by Giuseppe Filauro: the reliefs decorate the funerary monument of Cardinal Pietro Basadonna in Basilica di S. Marco.
(left) Monuments in the left nave of Basilica di S. Marco; (right) monument to Cardinal Pietro Basadonna
Which Roman palace has this decoration in the cornice? (only one attempt, please, it is within the walls of Rome)
Answer by Giuseppe Filauro: the decoration belongs to Palazzo di S. Luigi and it represents King Louis XIV.
A larger view of the cornice with the fleurs-de-lis of the House of Bourbon
The image used as background for this page is based on reliefs by Agostino di Duccio at Tempio Malatestiano in Rimini.