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    St Peter's Altar in the St Peters Basilica in Rome, designed by Bernini

  • Vered Gabay

    His first architectural projects were the façade and refurbishment of the church of Santa Bibiana (1624–1626) and the St. Peter's baldachin (1624–1633), the bronze columned canopy over the high altar of St. Peter's Basilica. In 1629, and before St. Peter's baldachin was complete, Urban VIII put him in charge of all the ongoing architectural works at St Peter's

  • História da Arte

    Baldaquino da Basílica de S.Pedro, Vaticano (1624 a 1633).

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