Appartamento Borgia. ROME. IV. Bight Bank. 39.1
in Berlin and others in Loreto, Dresden, and Paris, testify to the
wide-spread admiration which they excited.
The Mural Paintings in bronze-colour below the tapestries that deal
with St. Peter represent scenes from the life of Leo X. until his coro¬
nation ; those below the St. Paul tapestries illustrate further events in
the life of that apostle. The decorations which surround the principal
designs are chiefly by Raphael's pupil Giovanni da Udine. The follow¬
ing are the Principal Scenes. lst Section: to the left, *1. St. Peter
receiving the keys ('feed my lambs') ; *2. Peter healing the lame man
in the Tempie ; *3. The people of Lystra about to sacrifice to Paul and
Barnabas ; *4. Paul preaching at Athens. *Fragment of a representation
of Elymas the Sorcerer struck with blindness. — 2nd Section: 5. Christ
appearing to Mary Magdalene ; 6. Supper at Emmaus ; 7. Presentation of
Christ in the Tempie ; 8. Adoration of the Shepherds ; 9. Ascension ; 10.
Adoration of the Magi. — 3rd Section: 11. Resurrection; 12. Descent of
the Holy Ghost. — We return by the other side : 13. Religion between
Justice and Mercy ; *14. 'Feed my lambs' ; 15. Massacre of the Innocents
(on three pieces) ; 16. Bearing of the Cross, a small Dutch tapestry after
Raphael's design; *17. Death of Ananias ; 18. Coronation of the Virgin
(originally presented by Paul III. to the Sistine Chapel) ; *19. Conversion
of St. Paul ; *20. Stoning of St. Stephen ; *21. Miraculous Draught of fishes ;
*22. St. Paul in prison at Philippi. Those indicated with asterisks are
from the cartoons of Raphael. The rest were executed from cartoons
prepared by his pupils after his death, some of them from small sketches
by the master; the Adoration of the Shepherds, the Ascension, and the
Massacre of thè Innocents seein most in his style. This second series
of tapestries was intended for the great Consistorial Hall.
The gallery of the tapestry is adjoined by the Galleria Geo¬
grafica, a corridor with maps, 164 yds. long, designed by the Do¬
minican Ignazio Danti, and executed by his brother Antonio under
Gregory XIII. in 1580; ceiling-paintings by Tempesta and others;
also a number of ancient busts, some of them valuable.
Lastly there is the *Appartamento Borgia, situated on the
first floor, below the stanze of Raphael. Adm. on Tues. and Frid.
(comp. p. 173) by ticket distributed gratis along with those for
the collection of antiquities. — "We proceed to the end of the
Museo Chiaramonti (p. 402), thence follow the Galleria Lapidaria
(p. 403) straight on, and descend a few steps to the first floor of
the Logge (p. 387). Immediately to the right is the entrance to
the Appartamento. The rooms, which face the N., are poorly
lighted in winter.
The Appartamento Borgia, the domestic quarters of AlexanderVI.
(Borgia) and his family, was allowed to fall into neglect after the
16th cent., but in 1889-97 was skilfully restored by L. Seitz, at the
command of Leo XIII. These apartments, decorated\\)yPinturicchio,
rank for brilliancy of colouring side by side with the chapter-library
at Siena (p. 32). The majolica pavement has been restored in
harmony with ancient fragments.
Room I (Room of the Popes). feThe stucco ornamentation on the
ceiling and the frescoes of constellations were executed by Giovanni
da Udine and Perin del Vaga under Leo X. The tapestry on the