Apotheosis of Romulus (detail)

Detail photograph of a ceiling fresco.

Vittorio Maria Bigari (1692–1776)
Apotheosis of Romulus (detail), ca. 1730–31 (destroyed 1943)
Unknown photographer, 1940
4 3/8 × 6 3/4 in. (112 × 172 mm)
Azienda di Servizi alla Persona Golgi-Redaelli, Milan
su autorizzazione dell'Azienda di Servizi alla Persona Golgi-Redaelli di Milano


This photograph taken before the 1943 bombing shows a detail of Bigari's Apotheosis of Romulus. Bigari depicted the mythical founder of Rome being presented to Jupiter by Mars. Around them are the gods who favored Rome, as well as those who opposed it. 

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