To: american colleen; sinkspur; Lady In Blue; Salvation; Polycarp; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; ...
For those of you, like me, who do not live in or near any of the above cities, here is a golden opportunity to take a closer look at the collection. It includes the papal chair (last used by Pope John Paul I) and those feather things (sorry, I forgot the proper word). Enjoy!
posted on 06/27/2003 7:08:38 PM PDT
those feather things (sorry, I forgot the proper word
posted on 06/27/2003 7:09:40 PM PDT
(Don't break your hand patting yourself on the back)
To: NYer; Loyalist
Papal Tiara of Pope Pius IX
It was made for him by Napoleon to wear to his coronation. Napoleon intentionally had it made too small for the pope's head so that when Napoleon was crowned, only he would be wearing a crown. As a double slap, the tiara was encrusted with jewels stolen from the Vatican. LOL!
posted on 06/27/2003 7:13:13 PM PDT
To: NYer; sinkspur
those feather things (sorry, I forgot the proper word).
Boas? Oh, wait; we're not talking about American bishops. Never mind.
Seriously, though. I saw this exhibit last month. It's all about the history of the papacy and the petrine office, with a strong emphasis on the last 150 years or so. Interesting and extensive, but the experience is more educational than aesthetic. Go for the artifacts; don't expect to see great art.
posted on 06/27/2003 8:44:39 PM PDT
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