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Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
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Christian Berentz - The Elegant Snack
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Corsini Throne
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Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna and Child
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Guido Reni - Salome holding the head of John the Baptist
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Jusepe de Ribera - Venus and Adonis
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Peter Paul Rubens - Saint Sebastian Healed by Angels
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Luca Giordano - Christ among the Doctors
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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Saint John the Baptist
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Salvator Rosa - The Torture of Prometheus
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Jusepe de Ribera - The Denial of Saint Peter
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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - The nursing Madonna
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Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
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Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the Four Elements - Water, Air, Earth and Fire
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Hans Hoffmann - The hare
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Giovanni da Milano - Madonna and Child with Saints
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Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the Straw
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Mattia Preti - The Tribute Money
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Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the Shepherds
Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
Christian Berentz - The Elegant Snack
Corsini Throne
Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna and Child
Guido Reni - Salome holding the head of John the Baptist
Jusepe de Ribera - Venus and Adonis
Peter Paul Rubens - Saint Sebastian Healed by Angels
Luca Giordano - Christ among the Doctors
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Saint John the Baptist
Salvator Rosa - The Torture of Prometheus
Jusepe de Ribera - The Denial of Saint Peter
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - The nursing Madonna
Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the Four Elements - Water, Air, Earth and Fire
Hans Hoffmann - The hare
Giovanni da Milano - Madonna and Child with Saints
Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the Straw
Mattia Preti - The Tribute Money
Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the Shepherds

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Description

The so-called Throne Corsini is one of most fascinating and complex objects of the collection. The sculpture was found between 1732 and 1734, during the excavations carried out in order to lay the foundation of the Corsini’s chapel, in the basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano. The back is divided in two bands framed by a twig of ivy. The one above is decorated with figures of soldiers and the lower one with scenes of wild boar hunting. The base of the throne is ornamented with another band framed by a vegetable frieze in which there are scenes of sacrifice, fight and parade that have not been clearly interpreted so far. The typology of the object and the decoration matches the Etruscan tradition. However, this is characterized by the use of bronze and terracotta in the production of funerary thrones. The utilization of marble as well as the location in which the object was discovered indicate that it pertains to the Roman era instead and make it one of a kind. The features of the object as well as the events related to its location allowed to hypothesize its function. It must have been a symbol of the offspring of Urgulania, who was one of the most important members of the Plautii Silvani family. She had Etruscan origins and married M Plautius Vir Praetorius around 40 BC. The throne is, therefore, a faithful late Roman copy of a princely Etruscan throne that stood for the royal origins of Urgulania.

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