Piccolomini  

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In Renaissance art, the Roman statue group of the three graces in the Piccolomini library in Duomo di Siena inspired most themes. The first appearance of the word grottesche appears in a contract of 1502 for the Piccolomini Library attached to the duomo of Siena.

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Piccolomini is the name of an Italian noble family, which was prominent in Siena from the beginning of the 13th century till 18th century.

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