Epistola synodica patriarcharum orientalium

Name of text: Epistola synodica patriarcharum orientalium
Author of text: Anon
Date of text: 836
Date of person in text:
Name of structure in text: Church of the Nativity
Type of structure in text: church
Date of structure in text 4th century
Century of structure 1: 4 AD
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Levant
Region in text:
City in text: Bethlehem
Specific place of mosaic in text: exterior of western wall
Description of mosaic in text: Indeed, the blessed Helena ... erected the great church of the Mother of God at the holy and glorious Bethlehem, and on its outer western wall she depicted in mosaic the holy Nativity of Christ, with the Mother of God holding the lifegiving Infant on her bosom and the adoration of the gift-bearing Magi.
Mosaic date in text: 4 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:
Bibliography: Epistola synodica patriarcharum orientalium, VII, 8, quoted in Cyril Mango, The Art of the Byzantine Empire 312-1453 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1972, repr. 1986), p. 114

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