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"The main doorway of the Vatican Museums was built in 1932 by the architect Guiseppe Momo.... It is surmounted by two statues, works by Pietro Malendri, depicting the two great artists who spent a great part of their lives adding to the richness of the Vatican and the city of Rome: on the left is the genius of the Renaissance, Michelangelo, represented with the sculptor's mallet in his hand; on the right, the young painter Raphael, with his palette and brush." (The Vatican Masterpieces by Enrico Brushchini)

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