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A domed or curved roof rising from a building as a decorative element. or a concave ceiling covering a circular or polygonal area. A cupola can be mistaken for a dome. On the image of St. Peter's in Rome, the cupola is the smaller curved roof above the dome.

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Mausoleo di Galla Placidia - Ravenna - Italy ( 500 )
Michelangelo - St. Peter's - Rome - Italy (1547)
Chiesa di San Marco - L'Aquila - Italy (14th c.)