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Page revised in August 2013.
HALL OF FAME
First question: What in my site is a hidden tribute to a culture which is not related to Rome?
The answer was the lines I used in many pages:
They both come from the tombs of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India as you can see from the picture below.
The answer was: the detail is from Michelangelo’s Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel. It depicts souls being lifted to heaven by the beads of a rosary held by an angel.
The answer was: the detail depicts the miracle of St. Peter's chains in the painting by Giovanni Battista Parodi in S. Pietro in Vincoli.
Fourth question: Complete the following sentence:
This small image shows a marble inlay which depicts the puzzling coat of arms of Cardinal ....... in a chapel of .......... (a church of Rome).
The answer was: Cardinal Pier Francesco Bussi at S. Maria in Trastevere.
Fifth question: Complete the following sentence:
This fresco by .... depicts an event of the life of ......
The answer was: Agostino Ciampelli's fresco in S. Bibiana portraying the burial of the saint. Mrs. Moore won fair and square, without help from me.
Sixth question: Complete the following sentence:
This Renaissance decoration motif at Palazzo Ducale di Urbino is almost identical to a marble frieze at .... in Rome.
The answer was: Basilica di Nettuno at the back of the Pantheon.
Have your name in the Hall of Fame! Answer the following question!
The image shows a detail of the floor of .....
The image used as background for this page is based on reliefs by Agostino di Duccio at Tempio Malatestiano in Rimini.