Liber Pontificalis, in vita Hilarii

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Liber Pontificalis, in vita Hilarii

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Date of person in text: Pope Hilarius 461-68
Name of structure in text: Lateran, Oratory of the Holy Cross
Type of structure in text: chapel
Date of structure in text 461-68
Century of structure 1: 4 AD
Century of structure 2: 5 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: Decorated on all sides with mosaics
Mosaic date in text: 5 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
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Liber Pontificalis,in vita  ed. Duchesne, pp. 242-3, 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. 305, trans. by Raymond Davis, The Book of Pontiffs (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1989), p. 39


This oratory was destroyed at the time of the last restoration of the Lateran under Sixtus V (1585-90).

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