Art

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The Secret Cabinet Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

curated by Stefano De Caro

The Secret Cabinet
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Since the eighteenth century, the obscene collections of the Secret Cabinet have been a source of scandal to conformists and curiosity for travellers and scholars.
In 1846, permits to visit them were issued only “at the request of diplomats and other eminent personages”. In 1851 the entrance was actually walled up. Since then the collection has passed through various changes of fortune until its recent reopening: 250 works, sculptures, frescoes, precious mosaics, small bronzes, oil lamps and everyday objects document the Romans’ customs of eroticism and the development of taste and prudery over the last three centuries.


Format
13 x 21
Binding
paperback with flaps
Pages
56
Year of publication
2019
ISBN
9788891826909
Language
English
Genre
Art
Publisher
Electa