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The Senate buildings - Palazzo Madama (First floor)

Corridor of the Hero

The more important of the two corridors parallel to the Main Chamber is the Corridor of the Hero, named after the fresco by Lodovico Giminiani (1643-1697) that decorates the ceiling. Originally, the fresco adorned a corridor in old Palazzo Carpegna, now pulled down, and was probably made to glorify the legendary founder of the family. In the central picture, "the Hero introduced by Hercules receives solemn formal acknowledgement of his feats from Jupiter, who is with Mars and Venus. The trumpets of fame announce his glory". The pagan theme of this fresco is a rarity for the historical period when it was painted.

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