Memorie Sacre delle Sette Chiese di Roma

Name of text: Memorie Sacre delle Sette Chiese di Roma
Author of text: Giovanni Severano
Date of text: 1630
Date of person in text:
Name of structure in text: S. Prassede
Type of structure in text: Church
Date of structure in text 5th C, 822
Century of structure 1: 5 AD
Century of structure 2: 9 AD
Country in text: Italy
Region in text: Lazio
City in text: Rome
Specific place of mosaic in text: Tribune, arch, Oratory of S. Zeno
Description of mosaic in text: In 818 Pascale [817-824] decorated the tribune and major arch with many sacred images in mosaic. pp. 679-80
Pascale created an oratory dedicated to S. Zeno and decorated it with mosaic. p. 680

'There is an image of our savior in a square mosaic, donated by S. Peter Senator Pudens, the Father of S. Prassade, with the name of the blessed St. Peter in greek letters, from which devotional picture many pieces have been removed by pilgrims, but you can see in it the image of our Lord with a long face, frail, gaunt and, similar to other images which are seen in Rome and elsewhere'. p. 682

Mosaic date in text: 9 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:

Severano, Giovanni, Memorie Sacre delle Sette Chiese di Roma (Rome: Giocomo Mascadi, 1630), vol. 1, pp. 679-80, 682

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