Descriptio basilicae Vaticanae

Name of text: Descriptio basilicae Vaticanae
Author of text: Petrus Mallius
Date of text: 12th century
Date of person in text:
Name of structure in text: S. Petronilla, Oratory of S. Michael
Type of structure in text: chapel
Date of structure in text 4th
Century of structure 1: 4 AD
Century of structure 2: 13 AD
Country in text: Italy
Region in text: Lazio
City in text: Rome
Specific place of mosaic in text: Ceiling
Description of mosaic in text: Marvellous ceiling in gold and glass
Mosaic date in text: 4 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? Yes
Colour descriptions in text:

Mallius, Petrus, Descriptio basilicae Vaticanae, ed. de Angelis, p. 58, quoted in Eugene Muntz, ‘The Lost Mosaics of Rome IV to IX Century’, The American Journal of Archaeology and of the History of the Fine Arts, 2.3 (1886), 295-313, see p. 297

Comments: These mosaics adorned oratory of S. Michael, situated in the portico before the church of S. Petronilla

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