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Santa Maria Maggiore Triumphal Arch; Santa Maria Maggiore
Santa Maria Maggiore Triumphal Arch; Santa Maria Maggiore
Other Title(s)Santa Maria Maggiore Triumphal Arch; Santa Maria Maggiore
TitleSanta Maria Maggiore Triumphal Arch
Record Typecopy image
Type of WorkArchitecture; architectural mosaics
MaterialGlass and gold leaf mosaic tile
Date432 CE
LocationRome, Italy
StyleEarly Christian
PeriodEarly Christian
CultureItalian
SubjectArchitecture
Early Christian Architecture
architectural mosaics
Description/NotesThere are two triumphal arches in S.M.Maggiore, this one facing the nave and an inner one with images from the Apocalypse framing the apse. The lower edge of the inner arch is clearly visible in this photograph. Images on the nave-facing arch include: Annunciation to the Virgin; Adoration of the Magi; Massacre of the Innocents span both sides with the triumphal throne of Christ in the center. For iconogrpahical interpretation, see: Oleg Grabar, "Christian Iconography: A Study of Its Origins", Princeton 1968, p. 48.
Rights - Deposited ImageCharles K. Growdon and Marcia Cohn Growdon
Larger EntitySanta Maria Maggiore
ViewFull View of Triumphal Arch from the Nave; lower edge of inner Triumphal Arch also visible
UNR Accession #05-MCG-0016-IT

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