A Naval Battle by Spinello Aretino, Palazzo Pubblico in Siena, 1406-7
A larger image of this fresco of a Naval Battle by Spinello Aretino, Palazzo Pubblico in Siena, 1406-7.
Spinello painted this fresco in 1406-7, in the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena in honour of Pope Alexander III who was Sienese.
The battle (Punta San Salvatore) which it allegedly commemorates,
between Papal/Venetian and Imperial forces, never actually took place.
It was painted for diplomatic purposes - for the glory of the Pope.
Photo by Calvin Kramer
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