Thursday, April 4, 2013


This stunning carving of Charlemagne done by Agostino Corniacchini sits just off to the side of the entrance to St. Peter's Basilica. As you are about to enter the Basilica turn left and walk over to the gate that separates the public from the private areas and you can't miss this amazing sculpture. The horse and man are probably close to double life size and is amazing in its own rite, but the drapes behind and above are mind blowing. I don't know if they are carved from a single piece of marble or not, but either way they are CARVED from stone, tassles and all! Absolutely amazing.

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