The Hall of the Saints (Pinturicchio)

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Hall of the Saints
Sala dei Santi
Pinturicchio - St Catherine's Disputation - WGA17820.jpg
LocationVatican Palace

The Hall of the Saints or the Sala dei Santi is a room in the Borgia Apartment of the Vatican Palace, frescoed by the Italian Renaissance artist, Pinturicchio. It dates to 1491–1494 and was commissioned by Pope Alexander VI. The frescoes depict scenes from the lives of the saints. The ceiling fresco, which depicts myths related to the ancient Egyptian gods Osiris and Isis, has been the subject of much scholarly attention.[1] The iconographic program reflects the humanistic interests of Alexander and was likely designed by his secretary, Giovanni Annio of Viterbo.[2]



  • Curran, Brian. 2007. The Egyptian Renaissance: the afterlife of ancient Egypt in early modern Italy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Riess, J. B. (1984). "Raphael's Stanze and Pinturiccio's Borgia Apartment." Source (New York, N.Y.), 3(4), 57-67.


  1. ^ Curran, Brian (2007). The Egyptian Renaissance : the afterlife of ancient Egypt in early modern Italy. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-12893-1. OCLC 487611853.
  2. ^ Partridge, Loren (1996). The Art of Renaissance Rome, 1400-1600. New York: Henry N. Abrams. pp. 144–148.