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In St. Peter's Chapel of the Sacrament is where Bernini's monument to Alexander VII is located.
Vatican City, Italy
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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...More

Thank Dorothy B
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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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"

Thank Jessica L
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...More

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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...More

Thank Borzov
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.

Thank Kevin H
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...More

Thank JT_Turner3
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.

Thank AleaUn
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

Thank Semih A
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Those statues must have been my favorite while I was in St. Peter's Basilica....! It was just beautiful! The way the statue is made, coming out of the plan/frame, it gives a 3D perspective to the scene and the way the stone has been carved...More

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