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The Terrace of Saturn and the Study of Minerva

The terrace is dedicated to Saturn, god of Time, who devoured all his children to ensure that they wouldn't topple him from his throne. The only one he didn't manage to eat was Jupiter, whose mother Opis used deception to save him. The allegories of the four ages of man and the hours of the day on the ceiling allude to the god of Time. The two panels with stories of Saturn evoke episodes from the life of Pope Clement VII (Giulio de' Medici), to whom the room beneath is dedicated.

1557-1566
Paintings: Giorgio Vasari and Giovanni Stradano, oil on wood
RidTerrazzo di Saturno 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Scrittoio Minerva  

 

 

 

The adjacent Study of Minerva was designed to host the small marble statues in Duke Cosimo I's collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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