Cappella Sistina

Department Archive
Collection Byzantine Research Fund
Reference No. BRF/02/05/07/001
Level Item
Place Vatican City
Dates September 1888
Scope and Content The sermon on the mount. This is a commercial photograph. It is annotated in pencil at the back. It is stamped: 'Sept. 1888'. Creator unknown.
Further information Cappella Sistina (the Sistine Chapel) is the official seat of the Pope in Vatican City. The building was named after Pope Sixtus IV who restored the old Cappella Magna between around 1473 and 1481. In terms of architecture it is a high rectangular building, divided internally into three stories. The Sistine Chapel is famous for its decoration that includes works by Michelangelo, Raphael and Sandro Botticelli as well as for its function as the site of the papal conclave.