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Title: La fortuna delle Vestali tra il 1400 e il 1600
Authors: Palma, Beatrice
Mangiafesta, Maria
Keywords: collections of antiquities
vesta
vestal virgins
restorations
Rome
Issue Date: 29-Jul-2009
Abstract: Here we wish to study the fortunate dynamic of the “theme” of Vesta, tutelary divinity of the sacred hearth, and of her priestesses, the Vestals. Beginning with the literary sources of Pirro Ligorio and Ulisse Aldrovandi, continuing through the analysis of various Renaissance sketchbooks, and thanks also to the perusal of the inventories of the various collections, Vesta and the Vestal Virgins have been found in all of the most important collections of antiquities, as for example, those of the Colonna, Porcari, Mattei, Pichi, Paluzzi Albertoni, Farnese, Lisca, Belvedere Vaticano, Cesi, Orsini, Soderini, Medici, Altieri, Ludovisi, Giustiniani, Pamphilj, Massimo, Chigi, Carpegna. In the 16th century the great archaeological excavations, promoted by influential personalities, brought about the discovery of sculptures, coins and reliefs, recognized like that, thanks also to the rediscovery of the classical texts, useful for the reconstruction of the history of ancient Rome, and...
Description: 19. ciclo
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2108/942
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