St. Peter's Square (294)

St. Peter's Square by Biagio P. Barzotti
St. Peter's Square
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Vatican Mosaic Workshop;
Biagio P. Barzotti
Italy, Rome
About 1879
Glass, plaster of Paris
Frame H: 48.5 cm, W: 68 cm,
Thickness: 8.8 cm

Examine the small mosaic in its gilded frame. From a distance, it looks like an oil painting. In fact, it’s made of thousands of glass tiles, some no larger than the head of a pin.