(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)

Lunette and Popes

1475-83, 1508-12
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

Above the upper cornice are situated the lunettes. Between each window below the lunettes, in fictive niches, run images (painted in the Quattrocento) of the first popes - from Peter to Marcellus - who practiced their ministry in times of great persecution and were martyred.

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