Monday, January 5, 2009


Gianlorenzo Bernini, baldacchino, St. Peter's, Rome, 1624-1633. Gilded bronze, approx 100' high.

Baldacchino- A canopy on columns, frequently built over an altar. (a similar term is...)

Ciborium - A canopy, often freestanding and supported by four columns, erected over an altar; also, a covered cup used in the sacraments of the Christian Church. (Gardner)

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