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"The Stanza della Segnatura (Room of the Signature) was the first to be decorated by Raphael's frescoes. It was the study housing the library of Julius II. The artist's concept brings into harmony the spirits of Antiquity and Christianity and reflects the contents of the pope's library with themes of theology, philosophy, jurisprudence, and the poetic arts, represented in tondi above the lunettes of the walls. The theme of this room is worldly and spiritual wisdom and the harmony which Renaissance humanists perceived between Christian teaching and Greek philosophy. The theme of wisdom is appropriate as this room was the council chamber where most of the important papal documents were signed and sealed." -- Wikipedia (edited)

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