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Luca Giordano - Venus, Cupid and a satyr
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Vincenzo Camuccini - Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
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Anton Raphael Mengs - Electress of Saxony
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Giuseppe Bonito - The Turkish Embassy of Haji Hussein Effendi
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Giovanni Battista Caracciolo, detto Battistello - Frescoes with Stories of the Great Captain Consalvo de Cordoba
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Still life with cake stand
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Domenico Morelli - The Assumption
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Coffee table in Herculaneum style
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Centerpiece in gilded bronze and mirrors
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Rotating lectern
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Globe clock held by Atlas
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Passetto della Regina
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High altar
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Neapolitan nativity scene
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Antonio Niccolini - Model of the New and Old Royal Palace and the San Carlo Theater
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Francesco De Mura - Allegory of the Virtues by Charles Bourbon
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Tapestry with Allegory of Fire
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Alexandre-Dominique Denuelle - Bust of Duchess of Berry
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The abduction of Proserpina
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Enrico Marchiani - Portrait of Vittorio Emanuele, prince of Naples as a child
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Marinus van Reymerswaele - Tax Collectors
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Clay watch
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Paolo Albertis - Entry into Naples by Ferdinando I
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Luca Giordano - Venus, Cupid and a satyr
Vincenzo Camuccini - Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
Anton Raphael Mengs - Electress of Saxony
Giuseppe Bonito - The Turkish Embassy of Haji Hussein Effendi
Giovanni Battista Caracciolo, detto Battistello - Frescoes with Stories of the Great Captain Consalvo de Cordoba
Still life with cake stand
Domenico Morelli - The Assumption
Coffee table in Herculaneum style
Centerpiece in gilded bronze and mirrors
Rotating lectern
Globe clock held by Atlas
Passetto della Regina
High altar
Neapolitan nativity scene
Antonio Niccolini - Model of the New and Old Royal Palace and the San Carlo Theater
Francesco De Mura - Allegory of the Virtues by Charles Bourbon
Tapestry with Allegory of Fire
Alexandre-Dominique Denuelle - Bust of Duchess of Berry
The abduction of Proserpina
Enrico Marchiani - Portrait of Vittorio Emanuele, prince of Naples as a child
Marinus van Reymerswaele - Tax Collectors
Clay watch
Paolo Albertis - Entry into Naples by Ferdinando I
Road

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The tapestry is part of a series dedicated to the four elements (the Allegory of Air, positioned on the opposite wall and the Allegories of Earth and Water, exhibited in the Hall of the Ambassadors), made at the French royal factories of Gobelins and celebratory of the Sun King (Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 5 September 1638 - Versailles, 1 September 1715). It was donated to the Apostolic Nuncio at the Neapolitan court in 1719.

In the foreground on the left in the Tapestry with Fire, high heddle fabric (vertical frame), Vulcan and the Cyclops, in front of a cave, are intent on forging weapons and tools on the anvil, while in the background Mount Etna is erupting . Jupiter, with Venus and Cupid, dominates the clouds and carries a shield with the figures of King Louis XIV. Magis ipso fulmine terret (terrifies more than lightning itself) is the motto on the shield. In the frame, weapons, tools, metal vases, at the top the coat of arms of the Sun King, and at the bottom an inscription praising him.


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