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#5811: Bernini's Baldacchino (1624-33)

Photo 5811: Bernini's Baldacchino (1624-33) - St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Photo Details

Photo ID
5811
Date
2006-07-17
Location
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Description
The baldacchino, a monumental canopy that covers the shrine of St. Peter. Made of dark bronze accented with gold vine leaves, it was sculpted from 1624 to 1633 by Lorenzo Bernini under the direction of Barberini Pope Urban VIII, who oversaw the Baroque decoration of much of Rome. The spiral columns derive their shapes from the columns in the original St. Peter's Basilica built by Constantine, and legend had it that they came from Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem.
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Resolution
3409 x 2256 px
File Size
6.49 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
41.902181° N, 12.453346° E
Date Digitized
July 17, 2006
Date Uploaded
May 25, 2010
Credit
Holly Hayes