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2022 The Prince`s Palace Frescoes - Set

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  • 11.07.2022
  • Detail of the ceiling of the Throne Room after conservation-restoration © M. Voyer Gadin /Prince’s Palace of Monaco
  • Offset
  • 30 x 40,85 mm vertical
  • €1.43
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About The Prince`s Palace Frescoes

On the ceiling of the Throne Room of the Prince's Palace, a vast composition recounts the Nekya, an episode from Homer's Odyssey in which Ulysses goes to the gates of Hell. Through a ritual sacrifice, the hero invokes the soul of the seer Tiresias to render his oracle. In this detail, a shadow from the realm of the dead stands out against the darkened skies.

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