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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Design for a Doorway to the Sacristy of St. Peter's, Rome", ca. 1778

type: Drawing

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Doorframe is surmounted by a pointed attic pediment, enclosing a medallion, in the center of which is the symbol of Christ (the Chi Rho) amidst a glory of rays. It is framed by palm branches and moldings. On top is a winged cherub's head. A priest standing in the doorway holds a reliquary before a kneeling cleric. Another cleric approaches from the left. Below are two plans.


Carlo Marchionni


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