Liber Pontificalis, in vita Leonis III

Name of text: Liber Pontificalis, in vita Leonis III
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Date of text:
Date of person in text: Pope Leo III 795-816
Name of structure in text: Lateran, Oratory of the Archangel
Type of structure in text: chapel
Date of structure in text 795-816
Century of structure 1: 8 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: All over
Description of mosaic in text: he [Leo] constructed it stoutly in opus Signinum [plaster] and adorned it all over with mosaics, various pictures and very beautiful marble minerals in various colours
Mosaic date in text: 9 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:

Liber Pontificalis, in vita Leonis III, 92, 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 Eighth-Century Popes (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1992), p. 223

Comments: Oratory destroyed ca. 1613

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