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In this painting by Italian artist Raphael (1483-1520) Heaven and Earth are depicted with Jesus Christ surrounded by an aureole with the Virgin Mary on his right and John the Baptist on his left. The Apostle Peter is at the far left, holding keys, and the Apostle Paul at the far right, holding a book and sword. God the Father sits above them all in the golden light of Heaven.