The Wanderings of Felix Fabri

Name of text: The Wanderings of Felix Fabri
Author of text: Felix Fabri
Date of text: 1480-83
Date of person in text: 1441-1502
Name of structure in text: Church of the Nativity
Type of structure in text: church
Date of structure in text 339, 530s, 1165-69
Century of structure 1: 4 AD
Century of structure 2: 12 AD
Country in text: Israel
Region in text:
City in text: Bethlehem
Specific place of mosaic in text: Walls
Description of mosaic in text: She [Helena] covered all the walls and all the pavement with white or variegated marble, and caused the upper part of the walls to be painted in mosaic work. […] This wall, from the columns as far as the windows, is not painted, but inlaid, being adorned with mosaic work with wondrous art on either side, like the church of S. Mark at Venice, with figures from the New Testament, and corresponding figures from the Old Testament, and the whole church in all its walls is either cased with white polished marble, or adorned with mosaic work.
Mosaic date in text: 4 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:

Felix Fabri, The Book of the Wanderings of Felix Fabri, trans. by Aubrey Stewart (London: Palestine Pilgrims Text Society, 1896), pp. 589-591


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