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San Zeno Chapel - Santa Prassede
San Zeno Chapel - Santa Prassede
Other Title(s)San Zeno Chapel - Santa Prassede
TitleSan Zeno Chapel Entrance
Record Typework
Type of WorkArchitecture; Architectural mosaics
MaterialGlass, colored stone ") and gold leaf mosaic tile
Date9th c
LocationRome, Italy
StyleItalo-Byzantine
PeriodMedieval
CultureItalian
Description/NotesSee: http://roma.katolsk.no/prassede.htm "The Chapel of St Zen." built on a cruciform plan, has...mosaics depicting the Blessed Virgin and saints on the inner arch and Christ and the Apostles on the outer."" The chapel was built by Pope St Paschal I in honour of his mother Theodora, and as her burial place, to enshrine the relics of St Zeno and St Valentine, which were brought here from the catacombs. The plan of the chapel imitates a cubiculum (small room) in the catacombs. The lintel and columns at the entrance are ancient spolia."
Rights - Deposited ImageCharles K. Growdon and Marcia Cohn Growdon
Larger EntitySanta Prassede
ViewView of Mosaic-decorated entrance from the nave
UNR Accession #06-MCG-0036-IT

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