392 IV. Bight Bank. ROME. e. The Vatican:
walls represents the myth of Cephalus and Procris. In front of
the rear-wall is placed a bust of Leo XIII., by Ugolini. In the
left corner is the armour of Julius IL (?), in the right corner
that of Charles of Bourbon (comp. p. 357). The door in the window-
wall, with Biblical scenes in inlaid wood, is a modern copy of one
of the doors at Perugia by Fra Damiano of Bergamo, mentioned
at p. 77.
Room II (Room of the Church Festivals) is adorned with frescoes,
mostly of Pinturicchio's school. On the ceiling are medallions with
bust-portraits of popes. On the walls, beginning at the left of the
back-wall: Annunciation, Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Resur-
rection (to the left kneels Alexander VI., painted by Pinturicchio
himself), Ascension, Pentecost, Assumption. The arms of NicholasV.
surmount the entrance. The Apis-bull, which frequently recurs in
the stucco ornamentation of this and the following room, is a re-
ference to the arms of the Borgias (comp. p. xiii).
Room III (Room of the Lives of the Saints) has *Frescoes by
Pinturicchio himself. On the ceiling is the legend of Isis, Osiris,
and the Apis-bull (see above). Above the door is a *Medallion of
the Madonna. On the back-wall: *St. Catharine of Alexandria dis-
puting before Emp. Maximianus (the saint is depicted with the
features of Lucrezia Borgia, on the right the Turkish prince Djem;
in the background appears the Arch of Constantine). Entrance-wall:
Legends of St. Susanna, on the left, and of St. Barbara, on the right.
Exit-wall: on the left, SS. Paul and Anthony, the hermits, in the
Theban desert; on the right, the Visitation. Window-wall: Martyr¬
dom of St. Sebastian (to the right appears the Colosseum). The
handsome benches with inlaid wood were brought from the library
of Sixtus IV-
Room IV (Room of the Seven Liberal Arts) is adorned with alle¬
gorical frescoes by Pinturicchio and his pupils: Grammar, Logic,
Rhetoric, Geometry, Arithmetic, Music, and Astronomy. The chim¬
ney-piece, executed by Simon Mosca from a drawing by Sansovino,
was brought from the Castello Sant' Angelo. To the right are some
remains of the originai majolica pavement. — A door leads hence
to the bed-room where Alexander VI. died.
Room V (Room of the Credo), like the following, belongs to
the Torre Borgia (p. 373). The ceiling-frescoes, representing the
Apostles with the Creed, were executed by Pier Matteo of Amelia.
The murai decorations of painted canvas in Rooms V and VI are
nearly ali modern. Some good grotesques adorn the intrados of one
of the Windows. Bust of Pius IL, perhaps by Paolo Romano (?).
Room VI (Room of the Sibyls). On the ceiling, Prophets and
Sibyls, executed by pupils of Pinturicchio, freely retouched in