On visiting the Vatican Museum and entering one of the courtyards, the Cortile della Pigna, (Courtyard of the Pine Cone) you can't miss seeing this bronze sculpture in the centre, 'Sfera con Sfera' (Sphere Within Sphere). It stands at 4 metres in diameter, and was created in 1990 by Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro who lives and works in Milan. It's not known what it's meant to signify and is open to interpretation - some believe that the inner sphere is supposed to reflect Earth and the outer sphere reflects modern day society. It's not unique - there are 13 versions, including this one, which can be seen in various locations worldwide.
V1 & V2 are views from opposite sides, and V3 was taken from one of the first floor interior rooms of the Museum, showing the whole of the courtyard area.
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Sfera con Sfera
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