Ceiling of Celje

Ceiling of Celje in the master chamber of the Mansion is the sole example of profane painting from the period of transition from the late Renaissance to early Baroque.

Most of the writers about the ceiling accepted the thesis by dr. Stele that the author was invited to Celje or was an Upper Italian traveller, who painted the ceiling at the turn of the 17th c.

The ceiling with the size of 14.45 x 9.87 m was painted with tempera colours onto a canvas. It is divided to 11 ceiling fields, separated by painted wooden beams and panellings.

In the centre field are painted colonnades with 4 towers, through which the view opens into the sky in the form of a cross. Around it are balustrade railings with carpets hanging over them and behind them the noblemen, courtiers, soldiers and the supposed client Thurn are depicted, as well as a self-portrait of the painter and his assistant.

Along the longer sides of the centre field are the figures of Jupiter and Neptune. The longer sides of the ceiling contain allegorical images of the 4 seasons with everyday chores and the shorter sides a battle of the war between the Latins and the Trojans. The corners are filled with 4 giants.

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Od gotike do historizma po korakih

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Razstava je umeščena v okvir stalne Kulturno in umetnostnozgodovinske zbirke Pokrajinskega muzeja Celje v I. nadstropju Stare grofije in je namenjena vsem obiskovalcem z okvaro vida. ...

The Counts of Celje

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Exhibiton The Count of Celje is on display in 1st and 2nd floor of Princes Palace in Celje. The Counts of Celje were one of the most influential noble families in the Slovenian lands in the Late...

Celeia - a town beneath today's town

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The archaeological exhibition site in the cellars of the Princes Palace is the largest presentation so far of the remains of Roman Celeia in situ. Its silent yet picturesque testimony invites you to...

The lapidary collection

Permanent exhibition

The cellars of the Old Counts’ Mansion feature a Roman lapidary collection on an area of 440 m2. Inscriptions and reliefs in marble from Pohorje witness to the affluence of the citizens of...

Cultural and art history collection

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Cultural and art history collecton is presentet in a building known as the Old Counts’ Mansion. Visitors can view the objects of the art and cultural history collection on the arcaded...

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