The Coronation and Procession of the Pope

Book Title: Sacrarvm caeremoniarvm sive Ritvvm ecclesiasticorvm S. Rom. ecclesiae. : libri tres

Author: Patrizi Piccolomini, Agostino, ca. 1435-1496

Image Title: The Coronation and Procession of the Pope

Description: This engraving contains three distinct images of the Pope. The top image illustrates his coronation, as he is crowned in the presence of fellow cardinals and bishops. The middle image illustrates the proper way for the pope to travel in procession. He rides on horseback, preceded by his bishops and covered with a canopy. In the image at the bottom, the pope blesses those he meets on the road. Each image is flanked by a border containing angels, or putti, holding flowers.

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