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 Transfiguration, S Catherine's Monastery
Type of structure in text: Church
Date of structure in text 548-65
Century of structure 1: 6 AD
Century of structure 2: 6 AD
Country in text: Egypt
Region in text: Sinai
City in text:
Specific place of mosaic in text: Above the door
Description of mosaic in text:

Within the church is a kind of porch five feet in width: and there is another big door, which does not open.  Above this door S. Mary with her Son in her arms is represented in mosaic: on the one hand stands that precious S. Catherine, and on the other Moses, and in front of these figures, that is above the door, burn always three silver lamps. (ch. 211)

Mosaic date in text: 6 AD
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.211,trans by T. Bellorini and E Hoade (Jerusalem: Franciscan Printing Press, 1945, repr. 1993), p. 106


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