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Papal Altar with Bernini's baldacchino, 1633, Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Rome, Italy. The mainly bronze, partly gilt altar is Bernini's first work in St. Peter's. In the background stands the Cathedra Petri, Altar of the Chair of St. Peter, created by Bernini in 1666, with four gigantic statues of Doctors of the Church: St. Ambrose, St. Anthanasius (left); and St. John Chrysostom, St. Augustine (right).
Papal Altar with Bernini's baldacchino, 1633, Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Rome, Italy. The mainly bronze, partly gilt altar is Bernini's first work in St. Peter's. In the background stands the Cathedra Petri, Altar of the Chair of St. Peter, created by Bernini in 1666, with four gigantic statues of Doctors of the Church: St. Ambrose, St. Anthanasius (left); and St. John Chrysostom, St. Augustine (right).
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