Benedict XV

Benedetto XV
Material and technique: 
Plaster coated with bronze
inv. C. 420

Study for a detail of the monument in marble and bronze, 1928. Rome, St Peter’s Basilica.

The hall

Sala VII

Room VII is the room of par excellence of portraits, except for the three allegorical works: the Abyss, Torso of a woman and Modesty. The area that connects the museum with the private apartment looks like a corridor, with an array of busts (almost all models are in plaster, patinated plaster, bronze and terracotta) placed on shelves along the walls and a selection of allegorical works in marble are placed in the centre.

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