Leggenda di S. Daniele

Name of text: Leggenda di S. Daniele
Author of text: Anonymous
Date of text: 1075-1117
Date of person in text:
Name of structure in text: S. Justine, Chapel of S. Prosdocimus
Type of structure in text: chapel
Date of structure in text 6th century
Century of structure 1: 6 AD
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Italy
Region in text: Padua
City in text: Padua
Specific place of mosaic in text: Dome
Description of mosaic in text:

A whole cupola, resplendent thanks to the gold background and figures representing the heavenly palace and the green meadows of paradise.

Mosaic date in text: 6 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? Yes
Colour descriptions in text:
Bibliography: Text from the Leggenda di S. Daniele, reported in Dondi dall’Orologio (1816), and trans by Gabriel Walton, quoted in Alberta Silvestri, Serena Tonietto and Gianmario Molin, ‘The paleo-Christian glass mosaic of St. Prosdocimus (Padova, Italy): archaeometric characterisation of ‘gold’ tesserae’, Journal of Archaeological Science, 38 (2011), 3402-3414, see p. 3403
Comments: See entry under Structures

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