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Chamber of Dawn

Chamber of Dawn
Inside the Torre dei Leoni, its sumptuous ceiling represents the four parts of the day: on the right (coming in from the chapel) is found Dawn, a young winged Goddess who advances pulling the horses of the sun’s chariot by their reins. Proceeding then in a clockwise direction we meet Day, when the chariot of the sun proceeds in all its shining glory, preceded by Dawn with two torches in her hands; then Dusk, with the chariot of the sun going away towards the horizon; and Night, where Diana, with the lunar disc on her forehead, rejoins her lover Endymion. At the centre is an old man representing Time, seated between the three Fates - Goddesses of Life and Death. In the lower part is a long procession of cherubs on chariots drawn by every type of animal.
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