Daily Rome Shot 44

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. lgreen515 says:

    Oh my goodness! What does this depict?

  2. Gab says:

    Amazing details. Would love to know what and where this is and why the angel on the right is crying and who does the skeleton depict and what is written on the scroll and is the scroll material or marble? Hope a commentator here can enlighten. Such exquisite detail. Who was the artist that sculpted this?

  3. cscairns says:

    I was curious myself as religious works that deal with death interest me. Turns out to be Monument to Camillo del Corno by Domenico Guidi, inside Jesus & Mary Church. Apparently this is del Corno’s tomb.

  4. Gab says:

    @cscairns – Thank you.

  5. grateful says:

    Thank You for finding the answer.
    I looked it up for further information:
    On the left “Tomb of Monsignor Camillo Del Corno” by Domenico Guidi (1625/1701) with a skeleton that looks at the hourglass. Camillo was Giulio’s nephew and client of the two tombs

  6. grateful says:

    @ Gab
    Perhaps this technique (regarding a different monument) was used above too:
    “The realisation of the drapery is a tour de force example of the art of marble veneering. The drapery might look as if it was carved from solid marble, but it is, in fact, only made up of thin veneers of marble attached to a core of travertine.”

  7. Gab says:

    @grateful – Thank you to you as well.

    I had to chuckle at ”but it is, in fact, only made up of thin veneers of marble attached to a core of travertine.” – as if that were easy to do in order to achieve a drapery effect! How stunning is that monument to Pope Alexander VII.

  8. Kathleen10 says:

    That crying angel is the saddest little figure I can remember seeing in marble. I want to cry just looking at it. Maybe I relate because my beloved country has just gone over to Communism. It’s a hard realization.

  9. Sid Cundiff in NC says:

    Thanks for telling us where this is.

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