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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Easter 2011 – Vatican


In the year 2011 Easter will be celebrated with a stamp featuring the central moment of the salvific mission of Our Lord as seen in a detail of a wall mural located at the main entrance to the Sistine Chapel.
The fresco is perhaps one of the least known of the Sistine Chapel and is a work by Flemish painter Hendrick van den Broeck. It is a copy of an original by Ghirlandaio which was destroyed when the door frame collapsed in 1522. The painting is one the masterpieces of the 1400s alongside the frescoed walls and great paintings by Michelangelo.

Title: Easter 2011
Date of Issue: 21 March 2011
Country: Vatican
Denominations: € 0.75