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: Vatican, Oratory of S. Lucia
Type of structure in text: chapel
Date of structure in text Mosaic attributed to Pope Gregory I (590-604)
Century of structure 1: 6 AD
Century of structure 2: 7 AD
Country in text: Italy
Region in text: Lazio
City in text: Rome
Specific place of mosaic in text: Walls
Description of mosaic in text:
Mosaic date in text: 7 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:

Mallius, Petrus, Descriptio basilicae Vaticanae, ed. de Angelis, p. 125, 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. 298

Comments: Oratory was in front of the church of S. John

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