The high altar of the church of Santa Maria dell' Anima is crowned with a beautiful sculpture of a double-headed eagle, the symbol of the Hapsburg Empire.
The eagle's wings are outspread to reveal the Virgin and Child flanked by two souls from Purgatory.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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