carmen 28

Name of text: carmen 28
Author of text: Paulinus of Nola
Date of text: by 404
Date of person in text:
Name of structure in text: Basilica Nova, Cimitile
Type of structure in text: church
Date of structure in text 400-403
Century of structure 1: 5 AD
Century of structure 2: 5 AD
Country in text: Italy
Region in text:
City in text: Cimitile
Specific place of mosaic in text: apse
Description of mosaic in text: trinity, apostles, evangelists.
Mosaic date in text: 5 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text?
Tesserae gold mentioned in text?
Colour descriptions in text:
Bibliography: Dennis E. Trout, Paulinus of Nola: Life, Letters, and Poems (University of California Press, 1999), p. 151 ff. p;pg=RA1-PA48&lpg=RA1-PA48&dq=nola+cimitil e&source=bl&ots=_gE-C6XVKt&sig=nYudaTr N9bcCwfsArQJCEgNxyjs&hl=en&ei=6ayvStvfMOec 4gavleThBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=resu lt&resnum=1#v=snippet&q=mosaic&f=false Goldsmith, R.C. Paulinu's churches at Nola. texts, translations and commentary (Amsterdam, 1940). Sr. Kiely, M.M. 'The Interior Courtyard: The Heart of Cimitile/Nola' Journal of Early Christian Studies 12/4 (2004), 443-479. Note 51: "The first inscription of ep. 32 describes and interprets the contents of this mosaic (ep. 32.10). The mosaic was built around standard symbols: the hand of the Father, the dove representing the Holy Spirit, the lamb representing Christ, the four rivers representing the evangelists, the cross, palms, etc. Paulinus' inscription indicates a total absence of human figures." Online stian_studies/v012/12.4kiely.html#FOOT51

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