Napoleon’s booty—Perugino’s (gorgeous) Decemviri Altarpiece

A conversation with Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris in front of Perugino, Madonna and Child with Sts Laurence, Louis of Toulouse, Ercolanus and Constance (Decemviri Altarpiece), 1495–96, tempera on wood, 193 x 165 cm (Vatican Museums)

Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Napoleon’s booty—Perugino’s (gorgeous) Decemviri Altarpiece," in Smarthistory, June 16, 2020, accessed March 3, 2024,