Funeral Monument for Clement XIII

Antonio Canova

St. Peter's Basilica

The great sculptor from Veneto created the tomb for Carlo Rezzonico, structuring it on three levels: at the first there are allegories, two lions protect access to the sepulcher, while on the sides are the Genus of Death and Religion; on the second level is the sarcophagus; on the third is a statue of the pontiff kneeling in prayer with his crown on the ground out of humility.