Altare nel Tempietto di Bramante in S. Pietro Mantorio

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Title

Altare nel Tempietto di Bramante in S. Pietro Mantorio

Subject

TABLE LXXXV
ALTER
In the Temple of Bramante Lazeri in San Pietro in Montorio

Description

TAVOLA LXXXV
In the model of architectural elegance that is in the walkway of S. Pietro of Montorio, and which Vasari says – cannot proportion, order, and diversity be imagined, and grace kinder be better imagined – this altar is dedicated to the Prince of the Apostles, of which Bramante himself was the creator. It consists of a table upon which stands a base, from two pillars stand out which encloses a seated statue of the first Vicar of Christ on Earth, who was given the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, which is depicted by the artist on the right. In front of the table, there are three panes of which the two side arms refer to those who order the fabrication of this altar, the middle one containing the image of fish in the waves of the sea, which was important to the life of the sovereign apostle to whom this monument was dedicated. The bas-relief that adorns the aforementioned base recalls the terrible death administered to Peter by the impious Pagans. The whole work ends with an arch, within which a beautiful shell shape is enclosed.

Creator

Drawn by Francesco M. Tosi

Publisher

Presso l'Editore Proprietario

Date

15th and 16th Sculpture

Contributor

Unknown Donor

Rights

Geneseo Foundation

Relation

Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 5

Format

20 x 16

Language

Italian

Type

Print

Identifier

Italian Monuments in Rome created during the 15th and 16th Century

Coverage

Prints were made circa 1835 to 1860

Files

IMG_6011_edited.jpg

Citation

Drawn by Francesco M. Tosi , “Altare nel Tempietto di Bramante in S. Pietro Mantorio,” LLB Galleries, accessed December 11, 2019, http://artgalleries.milne-library.org/items/show/317.