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An intricate model of a church in gold and platinum housed at the Vatican Museums - 17k

The Galleries of the Library

    A person could easily spend a few days in the Galleries of the Vatican Library.  There is so much here.  The sculpture of the church on the upper right is done in gold and platinum.  Every detail has been recreated down to the figures carved from precious gems comprising the miniature stained glass windows.

 

A captivating painted glass window at the Vatican Museums Gallery of the Library - 25k

    On the left is a painted glass window.  It is illuminated by the sunlight outside.  The detail is excellent.

      As is the case  with every room that you will see, every square inch of space is decorated within the Galleries of the Library.   On the right, a spectacular construction scene covers the entire wall.

A fresco that covers a massive wall at the Galleries of the Library at the Vatican Museums - 16k

Credit for the Information in this tour:

Papafava, Francesco. Ed. Guide to the Vatican Museums and City. Vatican City: Tipografia Vaticana., 1986

Also, I have included information from the exhibits at the Vatican Museum and notes from the lecture of Professor B. Nucci (University of Maryland University College - European Division)

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