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The Senate buildings - Palazzo Madama (First floor)

Anteroom of the Balustrade

The gilded wooden ceiling dates back to the 17th century and the frieze of the same period is very similar to that of the Marconi Hall. On the walls two late 17th century works by Biagio Falcieri (1628-1703) can be seen, the first depicting Zeuxis, an ancient Greek painter who chooses the most beautiful parts of the body of some young girls to represent ideal beauty, and the second showing Alexander the Great who orders Apelles to paint a portrait of Campaspe. The room also features a painting by Carlo Dolci (1616-1686) entitled "Salome with the Head of John the Baptist".

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