Loggia of the Muses: the vault

Giulio Romano1524

Palazzo Te

Palazzo Te
Mantova, Italy

Here we can see one of the stuccoes that decorates the vault of the Loggia. It is a Muse, even if it is difficult to know which one. The nude male character could be Apollo. The feminine figure embracing him has been identified as Terpsichore but also as Erato.


  • Title: Loggia of the Muses: the vault
  • Creator: Giulio Romano
  • Creator Lifespan: 1499/1546
  • Creator Death Place: Mantova, Italy
  • Creator Birth Place: Rome, Italy
  • Date: 1524
  • Type: Part of the Palace

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