Stained Glass Dove above the Chair of St. Peter - Vatican City State
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 41° 54.134 E 012° 27.304
33T E 288905 N 4642053
Quick Description: The chair of St. Peter is located behind the altar in the Apse of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City State.
Location: Vatican City State
Date Posted: 10/27/2017 9:06:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMWXTE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
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Long Description:

The Chair of Saint Peter (Latin: Cathedra Petri), also known as the Throne of Saint Peter, is a relic conserved in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. The relic is a wooden throne that tradition claims the Apostle Saint Peter, the leader of the Early Christians in Rome and first Pope, used as Bishop of Rome. The throne is enclosed in a sculpted gilt bronze casing designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and executed between 1647 and 1653. In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI described the chair as "a symbol of the special mission of Peter and his Successors to tend Christ’s flock, keeping it united in faith and in charity.

The beautiful stained glass window above the chair is an integral part of Bernini's sculpture. It is divided into twelve sections as a tribute to the Twelve Apostles; a brilliant dove stands out against it. The white dove is seen from the front with the wings spread. From wing tip to wing tip, the dove is six feet wide, which puts into perspective the colossal size of the whole sculpture.

Although the dove represented here does not hold an olive branch, it is on the list of the 88 Peace Monuments related to doves. It is the fourth oldest monument of the list.

Source: Wikipedia

Kind of dove: Dove without olive branch, but with some clear connection to concepts of peace

Used material for the dove: glass (window, sculpture)

Address:
Piazza San Pietro
Vatican City, Vatican City State
00120


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