Lost Mosaics and Frescoes of Rome

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Lost Mosaics and Frescoes of Rome

Author of text: C. R. Morey
Date of text: 1915
Date of person in text: 20th C
Name of structure in text: S. Maria Nuova, now S. Francesca Romana, Rome
Type of structure in text: church
Date of structure in text
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Country in text: Italy
Region in text:
City in text: Rome
Specific place of mosaic in text:

Arches of the apse, spandrel

Description of mosaic in text: Chi-rho, seven candlesticks of the Apocalypse, John the Eagle, Luke the bull, Mark the lion, Matthew the man, prophets Baruch and Isiah iwht palm trees and holding scrolls in spandrels, Inscription round inner border in Latin ‘The sacred tree of the cross becomes a path of light to the world, and Christ who bore it has raised us to the stars’. 
Mosaic date in text: 12 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:
Bibliography: Morey, C. R., Lost Mosaics and Frescoes of Rome of the Mediaeval Period (Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1915), pp. 16-24
Comments: Morey provides a description of the drawings of Antonio Eclissi (1639-40) which illustrate these mosaics which had gone by the end of the seventeenth century.

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