Blessed Osanna Andreasi's House


Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

Here is a detail of the decoration. The strip over the fake entablature and the frames formed of pearls and ovules display still today a excellent stylistic quality. Sea horses facing each other set the powerful pace of the succession of images, which also includes amphorae, from which, alternatively, a harpy emerges, that is, a couple of winged figures with the tail of a snake playing a bombard, a type of oboe that was used to accompany processions and dances. The period is that of the late Mantegna, before the arrival of Giulio Romano. The contrast between the bright surfaces and the black background, which further enhances them, is indeed beautiful.


  • Title: Blessed Osanna Andreasi's House
  • Date Created: 1475

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