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built in Rome by Hadrian as an imperial mausoleum. [Rom. Hist.: Collier’s, XVI, 539]
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The central focus of the painting, Barker explains, is Rome's most important plague monument, Castel Sant'Angelo, with Saint Michael atop it, sword sheathed because God was appeased after the plague of 590, which had provoked Pope Gregory's procession around what was Hadrian's Tomb
In earlier versions of the project (Avery has been turning it over in his mind for a long time), the cylinder was to be covered by vegetation, a little reminiscent of reconstructions of Hadrian's tomb