The Boim Chapel was constructed as a burial vault for the most powerful Lviv patrician family, in which fourteen members of that noble house were entombed. The construction of the Boim Chapel began in 1609. The initiative to build the family tomb belonged to the wealthy patron George (Gyorgy) Boim.
The Boim Chapel is a square sandstone building topped by an octagon dome with a cupola-shaped lantern, on the top of which a sculpture of Christ is established. The richest decorative elements are placed on the western facade, which is divided into three tiers. The sculptural decorations of the third tier are the most valuable, in particular the reliefs of the Passion cycle.
The authentic frescoes that show the portraits of George Boim and his wife Jadwiga are displayed on the eastern exterior wall. The altar, decorated with rich carvings and reliefs, has a central place in the interior of the chapel. The main theme of the altar’s images is the Passion of Christ.
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