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The real star of the prologue, though, is a mind-boggling, oversized inkstand in the form of the Quirinal Monument--obelisk, colossal statues of Castor and Pollux, and all--replicated in gilded silver, lapis lazuli, and rosso antico marble by Vincenzo Coaci, Rome's most celebrated silversmith of the period.
The cumulative effect is to reinforce the implicit--or maybe explicit --message of Coaci's inkstand, leaving no doubt that the eighteenth century in Rome was as much an age of sumptuousness and excess, of brilliant technical skill and flashy accomplishment as it was an era of homage to the austere high-mindedness of antiquity.
There were riots for bread during the years that Coaci worked on that fabulous inkstand.