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Rome Monument of Christina Queen of Sweden St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

Posted on January 9, 2015

Rome Monument of Christina Queen of Sweden St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

Monument of Christina Queen of Sweden, daughter of Gustavus Adolphus, who died in 1689. The bas-reliefs represent the Queen’s abjuration of Protestantism in the Cathedral of Innsbruck. The medallion is a work of Carlo Maratta

Martyrdom of St. Sebastian is a mosaic copy from an original by Domenichino. On the right: Rome Monument of Countess Matilde in St. Peter’s Basilica – Rome

Rome Monument of Countess Matilde. The great friend and admirer of Gregory VII, who died at Mantua in 1115. The bas-reliefs, on the sarcophagus, represent the absolution of Canossa, granted by Gregory VII in 1077 to Henry IV of Germany, which took place in the presence and through the intercession of the Countess.

Pope Urban VIII, in 1635, had had her remains removed and brought to Rome and buried in St. Peter’s, where Bernini erected, in her honor, the monument we see before us.

Next comes the: The Chapel of the Sacrament in St. Peter’s Basilica – Rome

Chapel of the Sacrament, the richest of the church, its ceiling is entirely decorated by reliefs of gilt stucco, the work of Pietro da Cortona, the same painter of the altarpiece representing the Holy Trinity.

The beautiful tabernacle of gilt bronze and lapislazuli by Bernini is the copy of Bramante’s “tempietto” in the church of S. Pietro in Montorio Rome official guided tours of the Coliseum, Vatican City.

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