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Santa Maria Maggiore: Borghese Chapel: Salus Populi Romani

Borghese Chapel: Salus Populi Romani

Altar of the revered icon of Salus Populi Romani (Mary, Health of the Roman People). Traditionally said to have been painted by St. Luke the Evangelist, it is dated by most scholars to the 13th century. At the top of the altar is a gilded relief depicting the miraculous snowfall that led to the founding of the church. Borghese Chapel, Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Italy.