Cope of Pope Urban VIII, first half of 17th century, silver leaf, silk, gold thread. This cope belonged to Pope Urban VIII, a member of the noble Barberini family. The pontiff was noted for his patronage of the arts and especially for his continued support for the sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The magnificence of the material and the embellishments of this cope reflect the Barberini pope's profound appreciation of all things beautiful.
Saint Philip Neri style vestments, Saint Bede studio