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Palazzo Barberini-Colonna

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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Palestrina, Lazio, Italy en_US
dc.coverage.temporal ca. 1630 (alteration) en_US
dc.creator unknown en_US 2013-01-09T20:07:58Z 2013-01-09T20:07:58Z 2013-01-09
dc.identifier 182148 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 2128 en_US
dc.description General view, depicting curved front elevation and double staircase; The modern town is built on the ruins of the famous temple of Fortuna Primigenia. The upper terrace of the temple forms the courtyard of the palazzo. The Barbarini family gained control of the town in 1629 (purchased from the Colonna family, including the baronial palace. Taddeo Barberini had married into the Colonna family in 1627.) He redesigned the Palazzo Colonna at Palestrina and built a new city gate, the Porta del Sole (ca. 1630; probably designed by Luigi Arrigucci), decorated with Barberini bee and sun images and giving on to a road that led directly to the remodelled palazzo. Maffeo Barberini (later Pope Urban VIII), treated the comune as a principality in its own right. Patriarchs of the Barberini family conferred, on various family members, the title of Prince of Palestrina. Source: Wikipedia; (accessed 7/17/2010) en_US
dc.format.medium stone; stucco; fresco; roof tile en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.subject rulers and leaders en_US
dc.subject Urban VIII, Pope, 1568-1644 en_US
dc.subject Barbarini family en_US
dc.subject Renaissance en_US
dc.title Palazzo Barberini-Colonna en_US
dc.title.alternative Museo Nazionale Archeologico en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A2-I-PL-BP-A1 en_US
vra.culturalContext Italian en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) fresco painting (technique) en_US
vra.worktype palace en_US
vra.worktype art museum en_US
dc.contributor.display unknown (Italian) en_US

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