The Gallery of the Candelabras
The splendid Galleria dei Candelabri takes its name from the large marble candelabras, which divide the long gallery into six sections.
Originally created by Pope Pius VI (r. 1775-99) between 1785 and 1788, the gallery was completely renovated during the pontificate of Pope Leo XIII (r. 1878-1903), whose impressive coat of arms takes pride of place in the centre of the pavement.
The gallery is home to a wide range of ancient sculptures.
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