Liber Pontificalis, in vita Leonis IV

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Liber Pontificalis, in vita Leonis IV

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Date of person in text: Pope Leo IV 847-855
Name of structure in text: Old St. Peter's, Oratory of S. Leo
Type of structure in text: chapel
Date of structure in text 847-855
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: Apse
Description of mosaic in text: ... he gloriously adorned its apse in mosaic with gold colour overlaid
Mosaic date in text: 9 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? Yes
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Liber Pontificalis, in vita Leonis IV, 31, 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 pp. 304-5, trans. by Raymond Davis, The Lives of the Ninth-Century Popes (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1995), p. 123


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