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Siena Duomo: Piccolomini Library Vault (c.1502)

Piccolomini Library Vault (c.1502)

Vault of the Piccolomini Library painted by Pinturicchio (c.1502), Duomo, Siena, Italy. It is ornately decorated with grotesques, scenes from classical mythology, and a variety of putti, satyrs, nymphs and tritons. The three large squares in the center depict the Rape of Proserpine, the Piccolomini coat of arms, and Diana and Endymion.

Credit: Holly Hayes