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Monument to Alexander VII

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In St. Peter's Chapel of the Sacrament is where Bernini's monument to...

In St. Peter's Chapel of the Sacrament is where Bernini's monument to Alexander VII is located.

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Amazing sculpture

An amazing & artistic sculpture done by the famous artist Bernini of Pope Alexander VII. This monument is also the last assignment by Bernini before his death. The sculpture has... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
DilrukshiH
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Colombo, Sri Lanka

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing & artistic sculpture done by the famous artist Bernini of Pope Alexander VII. This monument is also the last assignment by Bernini before his death. The sculpture has a story behind it, so it is better to look up the Internet, or take a Guide or Guidebook to enjoy the beauty of it, as it has many features.Otherwise... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is just one of the fine, elaborate, life-like tomb sculptures by Bernini that commemorate various popes within St Peter's Basilica. Not only is it noteworthy for the way the sculptor renders various cloth textures and movements but at this tomb Bernini also depicts a skeleton eerily emerging from under the cloth holding an hour glass aloft as a memento... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

worth stopping by for a few minutes to enjoy the beauty of art that is this monument. Great detail -so much to see. wonderful work of art

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Simply amazing. Just spend a couple of minutes there to admire the attention and care to the detailing of the marble "fabric"

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is a massive sculptural funerary monument in St. Peter's Basilica designed by the great Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The pope sits above, in prayer; below him are female figures representing virtues. Death, however, steals the scene: a gilded skeleton, its face covered by a billowing cloud of red jasper, still raises an arm holding a gilded hourglass, reminding us we... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

The tomb of Pope Alexander VII is one of the finest works by Bernini. The tomb is supported by four female figures, the front two represents Charity with a child in her arms and Truth whose foot rests on a globe over England and the other two represents Prudence and Justice. A draped red marble shroud hides a face of... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Each papal monument has its own atmosphere, but this is a creation of immense proportions. The lifting of the marble sheet by the skelelon of death send shivers down the spine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Like others have said, this Bernini sculpture from 1667 is amazing. The rare red marble seeming flows like the sheet is is sculpted to represent. Many people miss the skeleton holding the hour-glass partially under the marble sheet at the entrance to the tomb. The inclusion of many different colored marble is so beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Bernini is simply stunning. I don't remember any of his sculptures that made me say "meh". This tomb is complex, impressive and colourful, unlike others. One of many stunning pieces of art in St. Peter's Basilica.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

artwork is amazing. even colors are nice. the details on artwork surprised me. It must have taken long time to create this kind of artwork

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