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45r (SM volume 39)


45r (SM volume 39)


(pen) the top of the Cross over the ball 432' - the / diamr of the hall 8'.4" - the ht of the Statue / on the Cornice of the front 18' - before the / Church is a magnift Area with a ^Circular Piazza / adorn'd with 4 rows of Colomns of Tiburtine / Stone - 24 marble steps lead to the Portico / an old wooden Chair, said to be S. Peters inclos'd / in brass & supported by 4 figures of brass gilt - / is said to have cost 107,551 Crowns (5s/6d each) / The dead Christ of Alabaster by M. Angelo / The 2 wreath'd Pillars of Alabaster, brot from / Jerusalem by Helen the mother of Constantine / & erected at a side altar. / 2 Statues at the Tomb of Paul 3d - / Vide Fontana's Tempio Vaticano (in Soane's library there is a copy of Carlo Fontana's Il tempio Vaticano e sua origine ..., Rome, 1694) / S. John Lateran. / Built by Constantine after his Conversion / 24 verd antique Col. 4 of hollow brass of the Corinthian / order, said by some to have been brt from Jerusalem



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