Letter to Doge Pietro Ziani

Name of text: Letter to Doge Pietro Ziani
Author of text: Pope Honorius III
Date of text: 1218
Date of person in text: Pope 1216-27
Name of structure in text: S. Paolo fuori le Mura/St. Paul's, Rome
Type of structure in text: Church
Date of structure in text
Century of structure 1:
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Italy
Region in text: Lazio
City in text: Rome
Specific place of mosaic in text: Apse
Description of mosaic in text: Pope thanks the Doge for furnishing him with a mosaicist, and requests that others be sent to Rome from Venice in order to complete the apsidal mosaics in St. Paul’s
Mosaic date in text: 13 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:

Quoted in Frothingham, A. L., ‘Notes on Byzantine Art and Culture in Italy and Especially in Rome’, The American Journal of Archaeology and of the History of the Fine Arts, 10.2 (1895), 152-208, see p. 169-70.

Comments: This letter shows that the mosaics still existing in the apse of St. Paul outside-the-walls were the work of Venetian mosaicists.

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