Image View Description:
Interior: View of Sala degli Scudieri
founded 9th century; expansion 14th-16th centuries; expanded interior decorations from 16th-17th centuries
Doge's Palace, Sala degli Scudieri
Material / Technique:
stone, marble, brick
The palace equerries (scudieri) were appointed for life by the Doge himself and eight of them had to be at his disposal at any time. Their duties ranged from serving as antechamber attendants to bearing the symbols of the Doge in public processions. The room no longer has its original furnishings and the most important features here now are the two doorways: one leading into the Shield Room and the other to the Golden Staircase. This room was the main access to the Doge's private apartments.
Photography by the Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, © The Trustees of Columbia University