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The Tempietto Di San Pietro-a-Montorio (1504) by Donato Bramante (1444-1514) is a beautiful little Martyrium hidden in the cloister of San Pietro-a-Montorio. Modeled after the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli (100BC) the proportions of the structure are designed to Doric-order specifications. For the entablature Bramante was obviously inspired by the Theater of Marcellus (13BC). Altough very small-scaled, The Tempietto is arguably Bramante's Masterpieces and one of the most remarkable works of the High Renaissance. 

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