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Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament: Overall view; Bernini's tabernacle at right
Architecture Library, Hesburgh Libraries
In 1673-1674 Bernini designed and executed the tabernacle and adoring angels in bronze for the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament in St Peter's. The form of the tabernacle derives from the Tempietto di San Pietro in Montorio of Bramante, done in miniature. The wrought-iron grille around the chapel with the arms of Pope Urban VIII was designed by Francesco Borromini.