Patria of Constantinople

Name of text: Patria of Constantinople
Author of text:
Date of text: 989-90
Date of person in text:
Name of structure in text: S. Anastasia
Type of structure in text: church
Date of structure in text 5th century
Century of structure 1: 5 AD
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Turkey
Region in text:
City in text: Constantinople
Specific place of mosaic in text: The ceiling at a later date?
Description of mosaic in text: When the blessed one [Markianos] wanted to build the church at Ta Psepha, where mosaic tesserae are also sold, he bought the site for two thousand gold coins, for the place was abominable, and because of the inscription which was found there, written by Saint Gregory one hundred years before, that ‘this church will be restored to beauty and majesty, I know this well: this is what the holy Spirit tells me.’ For it had previously been a small chapel.  Saint Anastasia had a wooden roof, but Basil covered it with a golden ceiling
Mosaic date in text: 5 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text?
Tesserae gold mentioned in text?
Colour descriptions in text:

The Patria, 3.43,trans. by Albrecht Berger (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2013), pp. 164-5

Comments: This site in Ta Psepha was originally a place where mosaic tesserae were sold in the fifth century.

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