Gallery of the Candelabra: The coat of arms of Pope Leo XIII
The coat of arms of Pope Leo XIII was made using precious lapis lazuli the cost of which in ancient times was comparable to that of gold as the only known mines were those of Sar-e-Sang in Badakhshan, a region of Afghanistan, also mentioned by Marco Polo.
Please, look attentively on the top part of this photograph. Do you see the great diversity of the feet and shoes there? Undoubtedly, tourists came from the different parts of the Earth in the Vatican Museums.