Sacristy of the Monastery of Sao Vicente de Fora in Lisbon Portugal
LISBON, Portugal - The Sacristy was completed in 1716 and its walls are covered in polychrome marble inlays. The ceiling is decorated with an oil on canvas painting that features an "Agnus Dei" (Lamb of God) in its center, surrounded by profuse floral decoration with allegories of the Canons Regular of St. Augustine and the City of Lisbon. The long wooden chests lining each side are made of Brazilian jacaranda and are designed to store the sacred vestments. Under the floor are 12th century anthropomorphic tombs that were discovered during restoration work. They are the tombs of the Teutonic crusaders who helped the first king, Afonso Henriques, in the conquest of Lisbon. The Monastery of São Vicente de Fora is a 17th-century church and monastery in the Alfama neighborhood of Lisbon. It features ornately decorated sections in the Baroque style as well as the Braganza Pantheon, where the kings who ruled Portugal between 1640 and 1910 are interred.
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