Vetera monimenta in quibus praecipua

Name of text: Vetera monimenta in quibus praecipua
Author of text: Giovanni Giustino Ciampini
Date of text: 1690-99
Date of person in text: 1633-98
Name of structure in text: Lateran, Oratory of S. John
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:

Muntz describes Ciampini's drawing thus:
In the centre of the composition, that is to say, at the summit of the vault, was seen a nimbed Lamb standing in the midst of a garland of laurel leaves; while all around ws a rich ornamentation which recalls the paintings of the catacombs, - flowers, arabesques, various birds, peacocks, doves bearing in their beak an olive-branch; lower down on the right and left of each of the two windows of the oratory, stood an evangelist, holding open the sacred book, accompanied by the animal which is consecrated to him.

Mosaic date in text:
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:

Ciampini, Giovanni Giustino, Vetera monimenta in quibus praecipua, 2 vols (Rome 1690-99), vol 1, pl. 75, described 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. 307


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