The Chronicle of John Malalas

Name of text: The Chronicle of John Malalas
Author of text: John Malalas
Date of text: completed by c. 565
Date of person in text: c. 490-570
Name of structure in text: Four basilicas
Type of structure in text: church
Date of structure in text c. 370
Century of structure 1: 4 AD
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Syria
Region in text:
City in text: Antioch
Specific place of mosaic in text: Ceilings
Description of mosaic in text:

… and decorated the four basilicas with great columns of Salona marble.  The ceilings were coffered and ornamented with paintings, a variety of marbles and mosaic work.

Mosaic date in text: 4 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:

Malalas, John, The Chronicle of John Malalas,13.30,trans. by Elizabeth Jeffreys, Michael Jeffreys, Roger Scott and others (Melbourne: Australian Association for Byzantine Studies, 1986), p. 184.


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