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Santa Maria della Vittoria

The Virgin Mary Triumphing over Heresy and Fall of the Rebel Angels is the ceiling fresco of the Santa Maria della Vittoria, a Roman Catholic titular church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Located in Rome and completed in 1620, it is the only structure designed and completed by the early Baroque architect Carlo Maderno. The fresco was executed by Giovanni Domenico Cerrini in 1675. The church is also known for Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, a masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the Cornaro Chapel, completed in 1652.

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