Approaching the Wall-Paintings
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Città Ideale c.1480-90 Piero della Francesca, Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino

Citta Ideale
Depiction of a tholos, Villa P Fannius Sunistor, Boscoreale
Tholos sanctuary, bedroom M, Villa P. Fannius Synistor, Boscoreale, c.50 BC
The Basilica in the centre of the Città Ideale (above) re-presents the tholos in a modified two-tier form and then references it again in its original form as a finial on the apex of the Basilica roof.