Portrait of Pope St. Pius X

by Isabella Childs January 12, 2021

saint on papal throne

    This is a black and white photographic image of Pope Saint Pius X.

    The Pope is dressed in the white papal vestments, wearing a white zucchetto (skullcap) on his head. He wears a large crucifix, hanging from a long double chain on his chest. He places his left hand on the left arm of the papal throne and his right hand in his lap. The Pope’s right arm rests on the right arm of the throne. His large, papal ring is visible on his right ring finger. St. Pius X has short white hair, dark eyes, and medium skin. The Pope looks towards the viewer of the portrait, his eyes seeming to follow the viewer at every angle. His throne and his body face the right side of the portrait.

    The papal throne is dark, with a lighter cushion for the Pope’s back, carvings on the top, and fringes on the armrests and on the bottom of the throne. There are three different carvings on the top of the throne, behind the Pope’s head. On each side of the top of the throne there is a standing carving of the papal insignia. In the middle of the top of the throne is a long, standing, decorative carving.

    The background of the portrait is a dark curtain.

    Download this digitally-restored image.




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