Bust of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Busto di Michelangelo Buonarroti
Material and technique: 
Marble and bronze
cm 79
inv. MC1165

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Appartamento dei Conservatori - Sala delle Oche

The room's pictorial decorations date back to the mid-XVI century, during the papacy of Pope Paul III 
The frieze consists of small panels, with playful scenes set against a background of real or imaginary landscapes, alternating with military trophies and floral and fruit triumphs. 
The two bronze geese that give the room its name were placed here in the XVIII century, together with a bronze vase in the shape of a bust of Isis and a head of Medusa by Bernini.

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