This marvel of coin craftsmanship is dedicated to the Alabaster Window in the St. Peters Basilica and is the second in the Giant Windows Series. It features 10 Ounces of pure. 999 silver and a genuine stained glass insert in the likeness of the window that sits behind the “Cathedra Petri” or Throne of Peter. The presentation box is absolutely incredible and deserves it’s own reserved parking place in your display case. A truly phenomenal example of world class coin craftsmanship. Peters throne takes up the whole space in the front of the basilica and is centered around an amber stained glass window. At the center of this window is a white dove which symbolizes the Holy Spirit, hence the title Dove of the Holy Spirit. The time period in which it was constructed, its oval shape, and the manipulation of light identify the window as Baroque. The dove, from wing tip to wing tip, is six feet wide, which puts into perspective the colossal size of the whole sculpture. The light rays shift from brighter to darker as they move away from the dove, thus illustrating God the Holy Spirit as the source of light. The brightness alternates between light and dark with each division between the amber light rays around the dove, thereby accentuating each individual beam of light without bringing too much attention to any single one. The light rays are further accentuated by their continuation within the bronze sculpture; around the window is a plethora of angels on clouds, but beyond the angles, the light rays of the window continue in bronze form. From this we can tell that Bernini designed the sculpture and the window as a single, unified work. Interestingly, this stained glass window is not actually made of glass, but rather alabaster, a naturally translucent stone. The exact time the window was completed is uncertain, though most sources place it around 1660. Masterpieces of Crafts – Giant Windows Series. Metal Content: 10 Ounces. Genuine Stained Glass Insert, Luxury Presentation Box, COA. About Art in Coins. We are an established precious metals dealer. Our focus is primarily in the collector. Coin segment and we offer exceptional customer service. We strive for perfect. Very important in establishing a solid and reliable online reputation and we will. For buyers of multiple products and/or quantities, we are happy to combine. You may opt out at any time with the Unsubscribe link in the footer section of the. If you want to keep informed of new product arrivals and. We post market related news, discount coupons and flash. Sale announcements on a regular basis via our social media business pages. The item “2016 Cook Islands 10 oz St. Peters Basilica ALABASTER WINDOW Silver Coin” is in sale since Monday, July 31, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins”. The seller is “artincoins” and is located in Verdun, Quebec. This item can be shipped to Canada, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States, Australia, Mexico, Brazil.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Year: 2016
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Cook Islands