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Portrait Medallion of Pope Alexander VIII:Double-headed eagle
Portrait Medallion of Pope Alexander VIII:Double-headed eagle
The double-headed eagle was a symbol of the noble Ottoboni family, an honor granted to the Ottoboni in 1588 by Emperor Rudolf II. Pietro Ottoboni took the name Alexander VIII when he became pope in 1689.


Lorenzo Ottoni
Italian, 1690s
White marble medallion mounted on a bigio antico marble base
H: 35 x W: 17 1/2 x D: 13 1/2 x Diam.: 13 1/2 in.
95.SA.9