The School of Athens
Justinian Receiving the Pandects from Tribonian
Cardinal and Theological Virtues
Gregory IX Approving the Decretals
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The Stanza della Segnatura (Room of the Signatures) was the study and private library of
, and the original site of the
Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.
This is the first of the four rooms to be decorated by Raphael. The four walls of the room represent the themes of Theology, Philosophy, Jurisprudence and Poetry.
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