Frieze with panels and medallions

Fregio a riquadri e medaglioni
Half 16th century
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Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Appartamento dei Conservatori - Sala delle Aquile

The fine wooden ceiling features painted landscapes alternating with carved gilded rosettes. 
The frieze below, of the same period as that in the Hall of the Geese, features a series of panels portraying views of Rome, and oval medallions showing minor episodes from the history of Republican Rome. 
A small bronze and marble statue is a small-scale replica of the Hellenistic statue from the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus embellished with symbols of fertility and heads of animals. 
Two marble eagles give the room its name.

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