Santa Prassede all'Esquilino

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The ciborium or baldacchino has an ogee cupola on four sets of triplet columns, the outer columns of porphyry and the inner of yellow Siena marble. The porphyry columns almost certainly came from the mediaeval baldacchino. The pillars support a dome set on arches. The top of the pillars is decorated with four stucco angels by Giuseppe Rusconi bearing the symbols of martyrdom.

Related links:  Giuseppe Rusconi (1688-1758)