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The Basilica's Ombrellino

The conopaeum (aka umbraculum, ombrellino, or pavillion) is the other distinguishing feature of a basilica. Resembling a partially opened umbrella, it is always made of silk using the papal colors of red and gold terminating in a ball surmounted by a Latin cross.

Both the conopoeum and the tintinabulum (previous photo) were used in ancient Rome to announce the arrival of the Pope (the Bishop of Rome) at one of his churches in Rome.

The pavillion and crossed keys are used in the heraldic arms of a basilica: See <A href="http://www.fotolog.com/cybermonk/9838722" rel="nofollow noindex external">http://www.fotolog.com/cybermonk/9838722</A>

<A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umbraculum" rel="nofollow noindex external">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umbraculum</A>

Baltimore basilica conopeaum ombrellino pavillion tintinabulum umbraculum

On May 02 2009 at Maryland, United States 131 Views

Digital camera : Panasonic (2007) / DMC-LZ7

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