Modern Era

Roman Charity

Soft-paste porcelain
Madrid
Buen Retiro Royal Porcelain Factory
1784-1803
 

This replica of the model created in 1779 by Basilio Fumo, director of the Sculpture Workshop at the Buen Retiro Porcelain Factory (Madrid), depicts an event narrated by Valerius Maximus in 31 AD: Pero, a woman who had recently given birth, visited her father Cimon in prison each day to suckle him as he had been sentenced to starve to death. In the Early Modern Era this example of filial devotion was interpreted as an allegory of charity.

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Here you can find information about objects related to the two ruling dynasties of this period, the Habsburgs and the Bourbons. The items on display reflect political and social transformations, technical and scientific advances, and the creation of new political spaces and trading arenas in Europe and America. All of these changes occurred between the 16th and 19th centuries, during the Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment and the early days of liberalism.

Astrolabio

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Borbones