Liber Pontificalis, in vita Paschalis I

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Liber Pontificalis, in vita Paschalis I

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Date of person in text: Pope Pascal I (817-824)
Name of structure in text: Vatican, Oratory of SS. Processus and Martinianus
Type of structure in text: chapel
Date of structure in text 817-824
Century of structure 1: 4 AD
Century of structure 2: 9 AD
Country in text: Italy
Region in text: Lazio
City in text: Rome
Specific place of mosaic in text: arches
Description of mosaic in text: Also in St. Peter’s holy church, close to the entrance leading to S. Petronilla’s, he splendidly constructed an oratory of enormous size, and he decorated the vaulting over the columns in the square with mosaic and beautiful minerals.
Mosaic date in text: 9 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
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Liber Pontificalis, in vita Paschalis I, 5, ed. Duchesne, 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. 303, trans. by Raymond Davis, The Lives of the Ninth-Century Popes (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1995),  p. 7


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