Papal Conclaves and Prophetic Mystery in the Sistine Chapel

  title={Papal Conclaves and Prophetic Mystery in the Sistine Chapel},
  author={David Sanderson Chambers},
  journal={Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes},
  pages={322 - 326}
  • D. Chambers
  • Published 1 January 1978
  • History
  • Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes
Maria sopra Minerva (in 1431 and 1447), but conclaves from 1455 onwards were in the restored Vatican Palace of the late thirteenth century.1 Pius II in his Commentaries described the arrangements for the 1458 conclave, 2 and the secretary and conclavista of Cardinal Francesco Gonzaga recorded similar arrangements for the 1464 election: his letter even included a sketch (now lost) of the layout.3 Voting took place in the Capella Parva of St. Nicholas, or Chapel of the Sacrament,4 while the… 
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