St. Peter's Basilica model of the Dome by Michelangelo is made from wood (17 feet 8 inches high x 12 feet 8 inches in diameter). and is located in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican.

St. Peter's Basilica Model of Dome by Michelangelo

For the dome's exterior, Michelangelo used a Florentine ribbed design. The original wooden model, created by the artist's own hand (1560), is on display in the Vatican.

Go to the last page of this article to see a photo of this imposing structure: St. Peter's Basilica Dome realized by Michelangelo.

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