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Niue Island MICHELANGELO - SISTINE CHAPEL 10 Minting Anniversary $33 Silver 33 Coin Set 2021 Proof 1 Kg Kilo / 32 oz


Product Code: MI-S-KG-21-03
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Metal Silver
Mintage 100
Fineness (% purity) 99.9%
Content (Troy OZ) 32.10
Denomination (NZD) $33 ($1 x 33)
Weight (g) 1000 (1 Kilo)
Size (mm) 326 x 120 mm
Year of Issue 2021
Country Niue Island
Edge Smooth
Quality Proof
Decoration Rimless colorful 33 coins of 5 different sizes; High quality minting and printing
Package Acrylic-wooden case crafted in Italy
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Serial number Yes
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The Sistine Chapel ceiling (Italian: Soffitto della Cappella Sistina), painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art. The ceiling is that of the Sistine Chapel, the large papal chapel built within the Vatican between 1477 and 1480 by Pope Sixtus IV, for whom the chapel is named. It was painted at the commission of Pope Julius II. The chapel is the location for papal conclaves and many other important services.
The ceiling's various painted elements form part of a larger scheme of decoration within the Chapel, which includes the large fresco The Last Judgement on the sanctuary wall, also by Michelangelo, wall paintings by several leading painters of the late 15th century including Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Pietro Perugino, and a set of large tapestries by Raphael, the whole illustrating much of the doctrine of the Catholic Church.
Central to the ceiling decoration are nine scenes from the Book of Genesis, of which The Creation of Adam is the best known, having an iconic standing equalled only by Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the hands of God and Adam being reproduced in countless imitations. The complex design includes several sets of individual figures, both clothed and nude, which allowed Michelangelo to fully demonstrate his skill in creating a huge variety of poses for the human figure and which have provided an enormously influential pattern book of models for other artists ever since.


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