¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 with crowds of lift sized figures- Around the walls are pedestals and in niches are many statues in polished marble, each one surrounded by ornamental designs and figures. They are the statues and tombs of the Sangro family, the first of whom erected the chapel in AD 1590.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 There are also several alegorical [sic] figures which are scarcely equalled any where. The best one is the “man in the net” being freed by the crowned genius “Reason”, by the sculptor Francesco Queirolo of Genova said to have occupied him for the thirty ^30^ years. The cordage, knotting, and posing of the net is most wonderfull, the whole group being from one piece of marble.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Another figure is a life sized female of splendid proportions, nude, wet modestly veiled from crown to sole with a veil almost gauzy- representing “Pudicitia”, by Antonio Corradini of Venice. She was the wife of Antonio di Sangro (who renounced the world and became a monk after losing her,) his beloved Cecilia Gaetani- Passing through this chapel, we look down into a small circular side chapel in which the floor is ten feet below us, and on which we see a wonderfull piece of sculpture, the dead Christ lying upon a narrow bed, Emaciated, hands by his sides, all covered with a winding-sheet which fits as closely as though it was wet, but extremely elaborate in folds and details, with a burning candle at each of the four corners which the Custodian doubtless has just lighted for our benifit [sic]-