Libro d’oltramare / A Voyage Beyond the Seas

Name of text: Libro d’oltramare / A Voyage Beyond the Seas
Author of text: Niccolò of Poggibonsi
Date of text: 1346-1350
Date of person in text: 14th century
Name of structure in text: Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Rotunda
Type of structure in text: Church
Date of structure in text 4th, 7th, 11th, 12th
Century of structure 1: 4 AD
Century of structure 2: 12 AD
Country in text: Israel
Region in text:
City in text: Jerusalem
Specific place of mosaic in text: Walls
Description of mosaic in text:

Above the columns in the wall of the chapel there is a very beautiful mosaic work.  Therein the Emperor Constantine s represented, with the cross in hand; and on the side is his mother S. Helen, cross in hand, and around are the prophets, who foretold the coming of Christ, each one with a scroll in hand. 

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

[Fra] Niccolò of Poggibonsi, A Voyage Beyond the Seas (1346-1350), ch.17,trans by T. Bellorini and E Hoade (Jerusalem: Franciscan Printing Press, 1945, repr. 1993), pp. 13-14


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