Comentarii in marmoreum Neapolitanum Calendarium 

Name of text: Comentarii in marmoreum Neapolitanum Calendarium 
Author of text: Mazzocchi
Date of text: 1755
Date of person in text: 18th century
Name of structure in text: Basilica Suricorum/Santa Maria Maggiore
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: Italy
Region in text: Campania
City in text: Santa Maria in Capua Vetere
Specific place of mosaic in text: Apse
Description of mosaic in text: Mary with Jesus at her breast. Decoration and an inscription SANCTAE MARIAE SYMMACHVS EPISCOPVS
Mosaic date in text: 5 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:

Mazzocchi, Comentarii in marmoreum Neapolitanum Calendarium (Naples: 1755), III, 705, quoted in James Snyder, ‘The Mosaic in Santa Maria Nova and the Original Apse Decoration of Santa Maria Maggiore, in eds R. Enggass and M. Stokstad, Hortus Imaginum (Lawrence: University of Kansas, 1974), 1-10

Müntz, E., ‘Notes sur les Mosaïques Chrétiennes de l'Italie’, Revue Archéologique, 17, Third Series (Jan-June 1891) 70-86, see pp. 79-81


Original church founded c. 430 by Pope Symmachus.  Mosaics destroyed 1754 during modernisation.

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