Liber Pontificalis,in vita Benedicti III

Name of text: Liber Pontificalis,in vita Benedicti III
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Date of person in text: Benedict III 855-58
Name of structure in text: S. Maria in Trastevere
Type of structure in text: Church
Date of structure in text Original church 337-52, rebuilt in 1140
Century of structure 1: 4 AD
Century of structure 2: 12 AD
Country in text: Italy
Region in text: Lazio
City in text: Rome
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Description of mosaic in text:

This done, the same blessed pope, constrained by great love, in God’s mother the ever-virgin S. Mary our lady’s church in Trastevere, raised up this church’s great apse which was in ruins to a better condition, freshly building it from its foundations; he decorated the windows with coloured glass and adorned it with a depiction in mosaic.

Mosaic date in text: 9 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
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Liber Pontificalis,in vita Benedicti III, 30, ed. Duchesne, vol 2, p. 147, 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 pp. 2-3, trans. by Raymond Davis, The Lives of the Ninth-Century Popes (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1995), p. 184

Comments: Above work executed in 856

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