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Lia Golden- Sixtus V frontispiece

Vignettes that come from from the frontispiece that celebrate Sixtus V's accomplishments as pope.

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Lindsay Gibson - Sixtus V and Roman Revival

Sixtus V was the Pope from 1585- 1590. One of the main focuses of his papacy was to reestablish Rome as the Caput Mundi, center of the world. In order…

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Sara Shmueli - Obelisks from the Patronage of Sixtus V

The papacy of Sixtus V (1585-1590) placed artistic commissions and urbanization projects on the forefront, to establish Rome as Caput Mundi and as the…

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Peter Mikhael - Pope Sixtus and Domenico Fontana: The Story of a Patron and an Architect

After being elected pope in 1585, Sixtus V began restoring power to a weak papal state. Sixtus V approached the city's problems from the perspective…

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Ines Jordan-Zoob - Old & New: Sixtus V and Urban Rome

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Despite serving as pontiff for a mere 5 years (1585-1590), Sixtus V dramatically revitalized both the inner workings and the skyline of Rome. As St…

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Papal Tombs

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A collection of papal tombs of popes from the Baroque Era.

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