Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Central Nave; Holy Water Fonts
Image View:
Left (south) pier; detail, right putti
Creator:
Agostino Cornacchini (Italian sculptor, 1686-1754); Francesco Moderati (Italian sculptor, ca. 1680-ca. 1729); Giuseppe Lironi (Italian sculptor, ca. 1679-1749)
Location:
repository: Saint Peter's (Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano) (Rome (Vatican City), Santa Sede (Holy See), Italy)
Location Note:
Piazza San Pietro
GPS:
41.902222 12.453333
Date:
ca. 1700-1725 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Baroque; Eighteenth century
Work Type 1:
holy water stoup
Work Type 2:
sculpture (visual work)
Classification:
Sculpture and Installations
Material:
white and colored marble
Technique:
carving (processes)
Measurements:
2 m (height, putti)
Subjects:
Angels; Catholic Church; putti
Description:
At the beginning of the central nave, on the first pier on the right and left side, the visitors' gaze is attracted to two holy water stoups that provide a clue to the basilica's real size: the cupids which seem small are in fact 2 meters tall. The basins containing the holy water are the work of Francesco Moderati and A. Cornacchini, (on the left); and by Giuseppe Lironi and G. B. De Rossi (on the right). [Note, dates do not line up for any De Rossi in ULAN]. (Source: St. Peters Basilica Info [website]; http://stpetersbasil ica.info/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier:
1A1-BG-HWF-A09
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Central Nave; Holy Water Fonts