Thursday, 26 May 2011

Triple Tiara of Pope Benedict XVI

At Wednesday's General Audience in the Piazza of Saint Peter's, Pope Benedict was presented with his very own Triple Tiara. Although small scale, it is an admirable tiara, perhaps reminiscent of the tiara of Pope John XXIII.  Happily, it tends more to the shape and appearance of the mediaeval tiara than the baroque variety.

Read a bit more about the presentation at John Sonnen's blog.

Were the Pope to wear the tiara, I, for one, wouldn't feel scandalised (call me old-fashioned).

Click on the image for a larger view.