Rome, Italy: St. Paul Outside the Walls: Candelabrum and Statue of Saint Paul

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Sheppard, Beth M.
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May 20, 2017
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Italy , Rome , Piazzale San Paolo , Papal Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls , Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le Mura , St. Paul Outside the Walls , Candelabrum of the Easter Candle , Candelabrum of the Paschal Candle , Saint Paul in Art , Sculptures of Saints , Corinthian Columns , Pope Francis in Art , Mosaics
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Inside the Papal Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls (Rome, Italy). The Candelabrum of the Paschal (Easter) Candle is shown on the left. An enormous statue of St. Paul appears on the right. The giant granite Corinthian columns of the nave are central in the photograph. According to https://www.vatican.va/various/basiliche/san_paolo/en/basilica/oro_basilica.htm: "The Candelabrum of the Easter Candle has been present since the 10th century, near the bare altar during the Holy Saturday liturgy. The Candelabrum of Saint Paul is an exceptional example of the work done by the Roman marble artists between the end of the 12th century and the beginning of the 13th: scenes of the Passion and Resurrection are flanked by decorations with acanthus leaves and animals. One can observe the names of Nicola d�Angelo and Pietro Vassaletto to whom this work is attributed." Statues of St. Peter and St. Paul appear on either side of the high altar, but only that of St. Paul is partially visible in the photograph. A mosaic medallion of Pope Francis is illuminated behind the statue.
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