88 Section 3. BERLIN. Old Museum.
Agostino Carrara', Portrait; 1182. Pellegrino Aretusi, Madonna
enthroned, with saints. The corridor contains also •'■Choir-stalls,
with intarsia-work by Panlaleone de Man-his (ca. 1195i. --We
now return to the Vestibule (p. 79).
The door opposite the entrance admits to the upper gallery
of the Rotunda (p. 72; entrance direct from the Lustgarten, see
p. 71). The walls here are hung with the celebrated '■'-Tapestry,
woven for Henry VIII. of England from designs (now in the South
Kensington Museum) drawn by Raphael in 1515-16 for the Sistine
chapel of the Vatican. This tapestry, like the original set, of which
it was the first repetition, was executed at Brussels in fine wools,
silks, and gold thread, but like both the original and the later repe¬
titions (Loreto, Dresden, Paris) has sadly faded. It was once in the
possession of Charles I., then in that of the Dukes of Alva, and was
purchased by Frederick William IV. in 1844. To the right: 1. Death
of Ananias; 2. Christ giving Peter the keys of heaven: 3. Paul and
Barnabas at Lvstra: 4. The sorcerer Elymas struck with blindness;
5. Conversion of St. Paul; 6. Paul preaching at Athens: 7. Stoning
of St. Stephen; 8. Miraculous draught of fishes; 9. Peter and Paul
healing the lame man. (The 10th, Paul in prison at Philippi, is
b. The New Museum.
Admission, see p. 35. — Official printed Guide, sec p. 71.
The *New Museum was erected by Stiller in the Renaissance
style in 1843-55 (length 344 ft., depth 130 ft.; height of the cen¬
tral part, with the grand staircase, 102 ft.). The exterior of this
edifice is comparatively insignificant, but its internal decorations
are rich and artistic.
The main entrance is on the E. side, opposite the National
Gallery. — The Passage (p. 76) connecting the Old and New Muse¬
ums leads to the central story of the latter. The visitor is re¬
commended to traverse Rooms X, XI, and XII (see Plan) and
enter the spacious ^Staircase (PL II), 125 ft. in length, 50 ft. in
width, and 65 ft. in height, which forms the centre of the building.
A broad flight of steps leads from the groundfloor (p. 90) to the
first storv, and two narrower ones from the first to the second
Six magnificent *Mural Paintings by W. von Kaulbach, ex¬
ecuted in 1847-66, representing important epochs in the history of
mankind, adorn the upper walls of the staircase: 1. Fall of Babel,
with Nimrod in the centre: 2. Golden Age of Greece; 3. Destruction
of Jerusalem by Titus; *4. Battle of the Huns: 5. The Crusaders
before Jerusalem under Godfrey de Bouillon; 0. Age of the
Reformation. — Over the doors are figures of Tradition and His-