Chapel and Antechamber
of Palazzo Vitelleschi
Chapel and Antechamber of Palazzo Vitelleschi
The chapel and antechamber of Palazzo Vitelleschi feature a rectangular floor plan and vaulted roof. The hanging apse, triumphal arch, and two pairs of superimposed twisted columns surmounted by a lowered arch on capitals add to the chapel’s grandeur. Inside, visitors can admire notable works including a 15th-century panel painting of St. Paul, attributed to Matteo di Giovanni and formerly housed in St. Marco. Other works include a portrait of G. Vitelleschi (1886, C. Mariani), a Vitelleschi marble coat of arms (15th century), and ceramics from excavations in the palace.
The antechamber, G. Vitelleschi’s study, also has a rectangular floor plan and barrel-vaulted roof. It is decorated with frescoes attributed to J. Salimbeni of San Severino Marche or Balletta’s circle, F. d’Antonio Zacchi, which date back to the 15th century. Visitors can see Stories of Lucretia and Cardinal Virtues on the long walls, and on the short walls, there’s a painting of Jesus among the doctors on the left and the Vitelleschi coat of arms on the right. After a lengthy closure, the restored rooms reopened to the public in 2011.
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