• Baldacchino 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The baldacchino designed by Bernini was cast with bronze taken from the Pantheon. Giving rise to the quip found in the mouth of one of the talking statues which loosely translated is "that which the barbarians did not do ...
    • Bernini Baldacchino 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The baldacchino, surmounted by the cross, on the underside of the canopy, hidden behind a column is a descending dove, symbol of the Holy Spirit who rests upon the papal celebrant and the transformed body and blood.
    • Nave 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      The great baldanquin hangs over the altar and in its abstract form has reference to the suffering of the crucifixion. A wedding is obviously taking place, complete with photgrapher in the center aisle.