Thursday, May 31, 2007

Vatican Museum

We made a beeline for the Sistine Chapel after getting into the Vatican Museum entrance. After the Chapel, we made our way through the various salas. Here are some of the artifacts that caught my interest.


A Gospelbook cover


An ivory triptych


A rosary and various medals


An ivory diptych

And here are some of the masterpieces:


Annunciation, I think by Barocci (using my tired and overexcited memory banks)


The Deposition by Caravaggio


The Assumption by (your guess is as good as mine--Bellini? No, the edges are softer than Bellini's.)

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