De Maximiano, Liber pontificalis ecclesiae Ravennatis, ch. 72

Name of text: De Maximiano, Liber pontificalis ecclesiae Ravennatis, ch. 72
Author of text: Agnellus
Date of text: 830-846,
Date of person in text: b. 794-804, d. after 846
Name of structure in text: S. Stephen, Ravenna
Type of structure in text: church
Date of structure in text 6
Century of structure 1:
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Italy
Region in text:
City in text: Ravenna
Specific place of mosaic in text:

apse of the church,monasteria (chapels)

Description of mosaic in text: And he built from the foundations the church of S. Stephen, deacon and martyr, here in Ravenna, not far from the Ovilian gate; he enhanced it with wonderful size and furnished it most beautifully, and in the vaults of the apse his image is fixed in multicoloured mosaic, and is surrounded by wonderful glasswork […].  At the sides of this basilica he added small monasteria, which all appear marvellously with new gold mosaics and various other stones fixed in plaster […]. In the monasterium on the men’s side you will find six mosaic letters; they lead the ignorant into error, for the knowledgeable understand that there is written MU.SI.VA.
Mosaic date in text: 6 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text?
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? Yes
Colour descriptions in text: variegated
Bibliography: For translation see Agnellus of Ravenna, The Book of Pontiffs of the Church of Ravenna, trans. by Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis (Washington DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2004), pp. 187-88

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