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Hermitage Old Palace

The margrave's antechamber


Picture: Ceiling painting in the margrave's antechamber

The antechamber in the Gentlemen’s Wing originally had a textile wall covering painted with scenes from the life of Alexander the Great. This wall covering has not been preserved.

Today the walls are hung with blue protective coverings. This type of covering was used in Wilhelmine’s day when the apartment was not being lived in. A section from an engraving shows what the original painted wall covering was like. It depicts Alexander the Great pardoning the Indian king Poros.

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