Papal Tombs


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

Collection Items

Tomb of Innocent X
The cenotaph to Innocent X is located over the main doorway on the inside of S. Agnese. The pope is depicted kneeling behind his sarcophagus. The virtue of Strength is personified on the right and Truth is on the left.

Tomb of Innocent XI

Tomb of Nicholas IV
Nicholas IV, the first Franciscan pope, was originally buried in the right side aisle of S. Maria Maggiore at his personal request. However, the tomb was moved and almost forgotten until discovered in 1573. Cardinal Felice Peretti commissioned a new…
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