Above the door of the former
Banckruptcy Chamber (now the sitting room of the English Quarter), a winged
youth is falling to his death. He is Icarus. His father Daedalus made wings of
wax and feathers to escape from the island where he and his son were
imprisoned. But Icarus flew too close to the sun, the wax melted and he plunged
into the sea. In the 17th century, this was where bankruptcies of other
unfortunates were processed.