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#5822: Tomb of Pope Pius XI (d.1939): St. Ambrose

Photo 5822: Tomb of Pope Pius XI (d.1939): St. Ambrose - St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Photo Details

Photo ID
5822
Date
2006-07-17
Location
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Description
Mosaic of St. Ambrose by the tomb of Pope Pius XI (d.1939) in the left aisle of the crypt, near the Confessio. The effigy of the pope was sculpted by Giannino Castiglioni and the tomb is made of the marble used to build Milan Cathedral. The arcosolium (arched niche) is decorated with Ravenna-style mosaics based on designs by the painter Pietro d'Achiardi. In the center is Christ Pantocrator, flanked by angels and labeled with the inscription REX REGVM, PRINCEPS PACIS (King of Kings, Prince of Peace). On the sides are St. Ambrose, patron saint of Milan, and St Theresa of Jesus, who was canonized by the pope.
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Resolution
3359 x 2235 px
File Size
7.90 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
41.902181° N, 12.453346° E
Date Digitized
July 17, 2006
Date Uploaded
May 25, 2010
Credit
Holly Hayes