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PERUGIA. Palazzo del Municipio.
Sala di Bernardino di Mariotto (X): Bernardino, 1. Madonna and
saint, 4. Madonna with a praying nun (1492). Also some frescoes (Nos. 9-
16) by Fiorenzo di Lorenzo. — A small room (XI) on the right contains
frescoes from the Palazzo dei Pontani, some representing Perngian lawyers.
Sala di Fiorenzo di Lorenzo (XII): Fiorenzo, 1. Madonna with
angels and saints (altar-piece in four sections), 4. Adoration of the Shep¬
herds ; 6. Fiorenzo (or Pinturicchio ?), Adoration of the Magi ; 7. Fiorenzo
(or School of Mantegnaf), Bust of the Virgin in a garland, with angels'
heads below; 19. Perugino, Coronation of the Virgin (for the back see
No. 22 in the Sala del Perugino); Fiorenzo (?), 20. St. Sebastian, 21. Ma¬
donna with angels and four saints ; 25. Fiorenzo, Pietà. — Gabinetto di
Fiorenzo di Lorenzo (XIII): 1. Fiorenzo, Tabernacle with SS. Peter
and Paul and the Madonna with angels (1487) ; 2-9. Fiorenzo (?), Miracles
of San Bernardino (2-6, master-pieces ; 7-9, inferior).
Sala del Perugino (XIV): Carattoli, Marble bust of Perugino.
1. Perugino, St. James; below, an autograph letter of the master to the
Prior of Sant' Agostino (dated 30th March, 1512) ; 5-21. Perugino, Nativity,
Baptism of Christ. Predelle, Saints, ali being fragments of a largo altar-
piece from Sant' Agostino (1502) ; 22. Perugino, Madonna and Mary Mag-
dalene, SS. Francis and John on either side of a carved wooden crucifix
(for the front see No. 19 in the Sala di Fiorenzo di Lorenzo).
Gabinetto del Perugino (XV): Perugino^ 1. St. Jerome and Mary
Magdalene, 3. St. John the Baptist with four saints, *2. Madonna blessing
the members of a fraternity (1497), 4. Pietà, 5. Repentant St. Jerome.
Sala di Giannioola Manni e di Berto di Giovanni (XVI), the former
a pupil of Perugino (see p. 69), the latter an imitator of Raphael.
♦Sala del Pinturicchio (XVII), which contains the gems of the col¬
lection: 1. Pinturicchio, Large altar-piece in its originai frame, the
Madonna with the Child and St. John ; on the wings, SS. Augustine and
Jerome ; above, the Annunciation ; in the pediment, a Pietà ; in the
predelle, scenes from the lives of SS. Augustine and Jerome (1498).
3. Pinturicchio, Painted banner with St. Augustine (on silk); 5. Perugino
or Giannicola Manni, Transfiguration (1522), 6. Three predelle belong¬
ing to it; 7. Perugino, Madonna and four saints; School of Raphael,
8. Strip of decorative painting, 11. God the Father with angels (both
belonging to the Entombment, in Rome, comp. pp. 76, 222); 9. Perugino,
Madonna, with worshippers, and SS. Francis and Bernardino (Perugia
in the background) ; 12. Eusebio di San Giorgio, Adoration of the Magi
(1505; comp. p. 69); 14. School of Raphael(?), Madonna, resembling the
Conestabile Madonna, formerly in Perugia, now in St. Petersburg;
15. Eusebio di San Giorgio, Madonna with SS. John the Baptist and
Benedict; Spagna^ 17. Madonna and Child (fresco), 19. Madonna with
SS. John the Baptist, Francis, Jerome, and Anthony.
Sala della Scuola di Perugino (XVIII) : Domenico di Paris Alfani,
28. Madonna with SS. Peter, Paul, Nicholas, and Lucy (1524), 38. Holy
family, from a drawing at Lille ascribed to Raphael. — The three last
rooms (XIX-XXI) are the Sala Domenico Alfani, Sala della Torre,
and Sala Orazio Alfani.
The Biblioteca Comunale (founded in 1615), which also is in this
Palazzo, contains about 70,000 vols. and some fine MSS. of the ll-15th cent,,
with miniatures. Connected with the Library are the Municipal Archives,
containing documents and deeds dating from the 12th cent, onwards.
The interesting Sala del Collegio della Mercanzia (adm. by
the 5th door to the right of the main entrance to the Municipio;
nominai hours, 10-12, not rigidly adhered to) contains fine intarsia-
work (ca. 1400).
In the Piazza del Municipio (PI. C, 3) rises the *Pontana
Maggiore, erected in 1277-80 in connection with an aqueduct