The Covel Papers

Name of text:

The Covel Papers

Author of text: John Covel
Date of text: c. 1675
Date of person in text: Seventeenth century
Name of structure in text: S. George's Church
Type of structure in text: Church
Date of structure in text mid-Byzantine?
Century of structure 1:
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Turkey
Region in text: Marmara Region, Istanbul Province
City in text: Silivri (old name Selymbria)
Specific place of mosaic in text: Dome over the bema
Description of mosaic in text: A. very good mosaic, inscription round the base of it reads ‘O Lord, how great are thy works and thy thoughts are very deep’. [ps. 92.5].
Mosaic date in text:
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:

Magdalino, Paul, ‘Byzantine Churches of Selymbria’, Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 32 (1978), 309-318, see pp. 316-7.

Comments: Magdalino states cufic motifs at either end of inscription indicate a mid-Byzantine date.

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