San Salvatore in Lauro

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A crowd of such angels also occupy the spectacular and large gilded glory, which focuses on a little blue niche containing a statue of Our Lady of Loreto. The statue of Our Lady was originally by François Duquesnoy, and was crowned by the Vatican Chapter in 1644, but since 1921 has been replaced by a copy.

The tabernacle is built of rare marbles, and adorned with four small columns of alabaster. In the beautiful urn of rosso antico, under the altar, repose the bodies of the martyrs Quirinus, Ursus, and Valerius.

Related links:  François Duquesnoy [aka Francesco Fiammingo] (1597-643)