virtual Studiolo of Montefeltro ... movie
Huck wrote:virtual Studiolo of Montefeltro ... movie
Intarsien (marqueterie) work in the studiolo of Montefeltro in Urbino ...
... the interesting object is the checkered ring with (I tried to count the fields from this picture, hopefully I'm not wrong) with 32x8 fields.
At least modern chess variants know the version how to play "without left and right border" (a figure, which leaves the chess board at the right side, enters the left side). ... ... One can (and should) play this game in 2D-modus, ... ... using the upper ring would need magnetic figures and a cord to hang it somewhere. But the ring might be a visualization of this game idea.
The dimension of the board are astronomic, so it might be rather difficult to play a game till its end.
Another emblem on the main wall shows an ermine surrounded by a circle of mud with the Italian motto NO[N] MAI ("never") above. The ermine is a well-known symbol of innocence and purity because it was believed it would rather die than soil its immaculate white coat.
In the center of the main wall is the Order of the Garter. It is the most prominent personal symbol, one identified with the very presence of the prince, and it was displayed throughout his private apartments and on the door of his studiolo. Federico had been elected a member of the prestigious English Order of the Garter and confirmed by King Edward IV. The insignia of the order, the jeweled garter, was presented to him by the English ambassador in a solemn ceremony held at the abbey of Grottaferrata, near Rome.
Other emblems allude to Federico's virtues as a military leader. The crane, with a leg held up and a stone in its claw, is a time-honored symbol of watchfulness and an allusion to Federico's celebrated virtue of being "always vigilant and awake."
As did many noblemen of his time, Federico had several personal emblems or devices that alluded to significant events, virtues, or aspirations. Along the center of the main wall an ostrich holds a spearhead in its beak, behind the bird is the German saying: "I can swallow a big iron." The oldest of the emblems used by Federico, it had belonged to his grandfather, on whose tomb it appears—it was evidently meant as a symbol of resistance to adversity.
1) studiolo 2) loggia 3) dressing chamber 4) duke's bedchamber 5) sala d'udienza 6) sala degli angeli.
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