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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Lateran Basilica (Rome, Lazio, Italy)en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1646-1649 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorBorromini, Francescoen_US
dc.creatorAlexander VII, Popeen_US
dc.date1646-1649en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-26T19:45:25Z
dc.date.available2013-04-26T19:45:25Z
dc.date.issued1646-1649en_US
dc.identifier211537en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 649en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/119027
dc.descriptionTomb of Pope Alexander III; Borromini's final contribution to the decoration of the Lateran Basilica were the tombs in the side aisles commissioned by Alexander VII. They are a fanciful combination of medieval fragments and Baroque frames; mainly owing to the skilful handling of illusionistic perspectives these hybrid creations offer a spectacle of opposing forces crowded within the narrowest space. Alexander condemned them as being 'too Gothic'. This was not intended as a comment on their style but rather implied that the innovative combination of classical elements produced an uncanonical ensemble alien to the conservative Pope. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 12/10/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; stuccoen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectdeath or burialen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectAlexander VII, Pope, 1599-1667en_US
dc.subjectBaroqueen_US
dc.titleLateran Basilica: Aisles and Tombsen_US
dc.title.alternativeSaint John Lateran: Aisles and Tombsen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-BF-SG-4-F2en_US
vra.culturalContextItalianen_US
vra.techniquecarving (processes) construction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypemonumenten_US
vra.worktypetomben_US
dc.contributor.displayAlexander VII, Pope (Italian patron, 1599-1667); Francesco Borromini (Italian architect, 1599-1667)en_US


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