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Santa Maria Maggiore Triumphal Arch (inner arch); Santa Maria Maggiore
Santa Maria Maggiore Triumphal Arch (inner arch); Santa Maria Maggiore
Other Title(s)Santa Maria Maggiore Triumphal Arch (inner arch); Santa Maria Maggiore
TitleSanta Maria Maggiore Triumphal Arch (Inner Arch)
Record Typework
Type of WorkArchitecture; architectural mosaics
MaterialGlass and gold leaf mosaic tile
Date432 CE
LocationRome, Italy
StyleEarly Christian
PeriodEarly Christian
CultureItalian
SubjectApocalypse
Description/NotesS.M.Maggiore has two triumphal arches. The first, imediately behind the altar, is the one seen from the nave. The second lies behind it, and frames the apse. Images are scenes and signs from the Apocapyse, the Book of Revelations. At the top of this image are two of the 4 symbols of the Gospel writers: the Ox of Luke on the right and the Eagle of John on the left, each holding a codex.
Rights - Deposited ImageCharles K. Growdon and Marcia Cohn Growdon
Larger EntitySanta Maria Maggiore
ViewRight Hand Side, Inner or Second Triumphal Arch
UNR Accession #05-MCG-0013-IT

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