Ecstasy of Saint Teresa

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The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa (also known as Saint Teresa in Ecstasy or the Transverberation of Saint Teresa; Italian: L'Estasi di Santa Teresa or Santa Teresa in estasi) is a sculptural group in white marble set in an elevated aedicule in the Cornaro Chapel of the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome. It was designed and completed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the leading sculptor of his day, who also designed the setting of the Chapel in marble, stucco and paint. It is generally considered to be one of the sculptural masterpieces of the High Roman Baroque. The sculpture depicts Teresa of Ávila, a Spanish Carmelite nun and saint, swooning in a state of religious ecstasy, while an angel holding a spear stands over her.

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Ecstasy of Saint Teresa
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ArtistGian Lorenzo Bernini
Year1647–1652 (1647–1652)
LocationSanta Maria della Vittoria, Rome
Coordinates41°54′17″N 12°29′39″E
Preceded byRaimondi Chapel
Followed byTruth Unveiled by Time (Bernini)