Peacocks medallion and monstrance relief

Ceiling medallions and decorations (continued)

Finally, for the medallion above Heaven, the artist depicted double peacocks drinking from a vase, a Byzantine symbol of immortality, with a monstrance displaying the eucharistic wafer, above.
Peacocks medallion and monstrance relief, installed 1916
Painted and gilded plaster
(2002 photo)
The Triumph of Religion