Memorie Sacre delle Sette Chiese di Roma 

Name of text: Memorie Sacre delle Sette Chiese di Roma 
Author of text: Giovanni Severano
Date of text: 1630
Date of person in text:
Name of structure in text: Lateran, Oratory of the Holy Cross
Type of structure in text: chapel
Date of structure in text 4th, 10th, 14th century
Century of structure 1: 4 AD
Century of structure 2: 14 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: The ceiling was decorated with mosaic, with four Angels in the corners, who supported a cross. On the four windows that were there, you saw the images (likewise mosaic), of SS. Peter et Paul, John the Baptist, John the Evangelist, James, Philip, Lawrence and Stephen. p. 499
Chapel restored and decorated with mosaic in 426 by Emperor Valentinian, p. 622
Cardinal Benedetto Cariagial renovated the mosaic in around 1493. p. 623
Mosaic date in text: 5 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:

Severano, Giovanni, Memorie Sacre delle Sette Chiese di Roma (Rome: Giocomo Mascadi, 1630), vol.1, pp.. 499, 622, 623. 
Muntz, Eugene, ‘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. 306

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

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