The Cantharus and Pigna at Old St. Peter's

  title={The Cantharus and Pigna at Old St. Peter's},
  author={Maggie Finch},
  pages={16 - 26}
Renaissance drawings by il Cronaca and Hollanda show the Pigna (pine cone) and cantharus (or pool) of Old Saint Peter's enclosed by a tabernacle. According to arguments reviewed at the outset, the Pigna arrived at Saint Peter's in the eighth century. At issue are the presence of eight porphyry columns, provisions for a fountain, and marble slabs with reliefs of griffins. In the early medieval period, the colossal bronze carried three-fold significance: religious, political, and sepulchral… 
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