Historia delle Stationi di Roma

Name of text: Historia delle Stationi di Roma
Author of text: Pompey Ugonio
Date of text: 1588
Date of person in text: 16th century
Name of structure in text: Holy Cross in Jerusalem, Rome, Chapel of S. Helena
Type of structure in text: Chapel
Date of structure in text 4th, 8th, 12th, 16th
Century of structure 1: 4 AD
Century of structure 2: 16 AD
Country in text: Italy
Region in text: Lazio
City in text: Rome
Specific place of mosaic in text:
Description of mosaic in text:

And this chapel was made vaulted, decorated with figures in mosaic, estimated to be the most beautiful in Rome, which, as they say, was done by Emperor Valentinian more than eleven hundred years ago. These at the time of Alexander the sixth [1492-1503], were restored by Bernardino Carvajal, Spanish cardinal.

Mosaic date in text: 4 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:

Ugonio, Pompey, Historia delle Stationi di Roma (Rome: 1588), fol. 207 verso, 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, 6.1/2 (1890), 1-9, see p. 2


Chapel dedicated in 325 in Helena’s palace.  Later in 4th C became part of church. Restored in 8th century, 1144-5, again in 16th C, again in 1740-58.

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