Name of text: Breviarium
Author of text: Nikephoros, 758-828
Date of text: 758-828
Date of person in text:
Name of structure in text: Hagia Sophia
Type of structure in text: church
Date of structure in text 6
Century of structure 1: 6 AD
Century of structure 2: 6 AD
Country in text: Asia Minor
Region in text:
City in text: Constantinople
Specific place of mosaic in text: in the reception rooms
Description of mosaic in text: Christ, saints
Mosaic date in text: 8 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? Yes
Colour descriptions in text:

Trans can be found in Mango, Cyril, The Art of the Byzantine Empire 312-1453 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1986), p. 153

Comments: Account describes how in 768/9 Nicetas, patriarch of Constantinople 766-80, 'scraped off the images of the Saviour and the saints made of golden mosaic and melted wax'.

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