• Short Summary

    THE VATICAN ANNOUNCED MARCH 28 THAT IT WILL SEND TWO OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST ART TREASURES TO THE 1964 NEW YORK WORLD EXHIBITION.

  • Description

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    GV INT..ST. PETER'S, PAN TO CHAPEL AND SCULPTURE "LA PIETA"
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    2.
    LV "LA PIETA"
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    3.
    CU DITTO
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    4.
    SV PEOPLE
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    5.
    ANGLE SHOT..LOOKING UP AT MADONNA AND CHRIST
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    NEARER V..DITTO
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    CU DITTO
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    8.
    SV TWO PEOPLE LOOKING
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    CU HEAD OF MADONNA
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    10.
    ANGLE SHOT..SCULPTURE, CANDLES IN F/G.
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    11.
    SV PEOPLE LOOKING
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    12.
    CU MADONNA AND CHRIST, TILT DOWN TO BASE OF SCULPTURE
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    13.
    ANGLE SHOT..TILT UP..SCULPTURE
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    Initials TDH/V/JH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE VATICAN ANNOUNCED MARCH 28 THAT IT WILL SEND TWO OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST ART TREASURES TO THE 1964 NEW YORK WORLD EXHIBITION. THEY ARE MICHAELANGELO'S "LA PIETA" (THE PITY) AND A 3RD CENTURY SCULPTURE "THE GOOD SHEPHERD". THEY WILL BE SHOWN IN THE PAVILION OF THE HOLY SEE.

    AT PRESENT IN THE BASILICA OF ST. PETER'S "LA PIETA" - A MARBLE GROUP REPRESENTING THE MADONNA CRADLING THE DEAD BODY OF JESUS CHRIST - IS CREATING A PROBLEM FOR VATICAN OFFICIALS. APPARENTLY, NO INSURANCE COMPANY HAS BEEN FOUND TO COVER THE RISK OF ACCIDENT TO THIS UNIQUE PIECE DURING ITS SCHEDULED TRIP, AND PUBLIC OPINION AS TO WHETHER THE SCULPTURE SHOULD GO AT ALL IS SHARPLY DIVIDED.

    "LA PIETA", THE CONTRACT FOR WHICH DATES FROM 1498, HAS INSPIRED MEN THROUGH THE CENTURIES. IT HAS ALSO SERVED AS A MODEL FOR OTHER SCULPTORS AND ARTISTS, AND MANY COPIES OF IT ARE IN EXISTENCE.

    PERMISSION FRO THE ART TREASURES - THE "GOOD SHEPHERD" IS IN THE LATERAN MUSEUM - TO BE SENT TO NEW YORK, WAS OBTAINED BY CARDINAL SPELLMAN, ARCHBISHOP OF NEW YORK, FROM THE POPE PERSONALLY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACMIWVQAEKMV6NMHCT5NO5TYUF
    Media URN:
    VLVACMIWVQAEKMV6NMHCT5NO5TYUF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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