Saint Peter's Basilica
Image View Description:

Interior: Sculptures on the Ceiling of the Portico of St. Peter's Basilica

Location:
Rome (Italy)
Work Type:
sculpture
Work Type 2:
architecture
Culture:
Italian
Style/Period:
Baroque
Repository:
St. Peter's Basilica (Vatican City)
Photographer:
Emily Shaw
Notes:

The scene above the shield depicts Angels carrying the Cathedra of St. Peter from Antioch to Rome. The scene below the shield depicts St. Peter receiving converted pagans. The scene to the right of the shield depicts St. Peter filled with the Holy Spirit preaching to the multitude. The shield bears the Coat of Arms of Paul V.

Image Source:
Photography by Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History, Columbia University
Record ID:
1213_rome2012_vatican_img_110