Letter to Charlemagne

Name of text: Letter to Charlemagne
Author of text: Pope Hadrian I
Date of text: 8th Century
Date of person in text: Hadrian I 700-795, pope 775-795, Charlemagne 742-814
Name of structure in text: Holy Apostles, Rome
Type of structure in text: Church
Date of structure in text 555-74
Century of structure 1: 6 AD
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Italy
Region in text: Lazio
City in text: Rome
Specific place of mosaic in text:
Description of mosaic in text: Pope Pelagius [555-61] as well as Pope John [III, 561-74] built a church of wonderful size to show the different histories of the apostles, both in mosaic and paint in a variety of colours with sacred images, which from then until today are worshipped.
Mosaic date in text: 6 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:

Labbe, Philippe and Gabriel Cossarti, eds, Sacrosancta Conciliaad regiam editionem exacta(Venice: 1729), vol. 8, p. 1553 et seq., 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. 312-3


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