Memorie sacre delle sette chiese di Roma

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Memorie sacre delle sette chiese di Roma

Author of text: Giovanni Severano
Date of text: 1630
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Name of structure in text: S. Maria Maggiore
Type of structure in text: Church
Date of structure in text 432
Century of structure 1: 5 AD
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Country in text: Italy
Region in text: Lazio
City in text: Rome
Specific place of mosaic in text:

Walls, apse, facade

Description of mosaic in text: Sixtus III [432-44] adorned with many figures of mosaic, including the histories of the Old Testament, life of Virgin Mary. p. 691
Gregory III [731-741] arranged for candles on columns, in order to light the mosaics. p. 692
Nicholas IV [1288-1296] restored and decorated the tribune with mosaics, and there is also an inscription in mosaic. pp. 695-696
Also at this time the facade on the outside of the church was decorated with mosaic by Giacomo and Pietro, cardinals of the House of Colonna. p. 698
Cardinal Pietro Colonna and his brother had adorned the tribune and facade of the church with mosaic. p. 743.
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Tesserae silver mentioned in text?
Tesserae gold mentioned in text?
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Severano, Giovanni, Memorie Sacre delle Sette Chiese di Roma (Rome: Giocomo Mascadi, 1630), vol. 1, pp. 691, 692, 695-6, 698, 734.

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