Door of the Sacraments (1951-66) by Venanzo Crocetti
The Door of the Sacraments (Porta dei Sacramenti), the work of Venanzo Crocetti (1913-2003), was inaugurated by Pope Paul VI (r. 1963-78) in 1966.
In the top left panel an angel announces the grace of the sacraments. The other three panels depict the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Confession. The panels on the right illustrate (from the bottom) Holy Communion, Matrimony, Holy Orders and Extreme Unction.
The two reliefs on the inside of the door depict Tobias and the Angel and Jacob Wrestling with the Angel. The door handles bear statues of St Peter welcoming a pilgrim.