Saint Peter's Basilica

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


Geographic Coordinates
41.902341, 12.454677

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 Date
March, 2012
Image Source

Photography by Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History, Columbia University