De Victor, Liber pontificalis ecclesiae Ravennatis, ch. 67

Name of text: De Victor, Liber pontificalis ecclesiae Ravennatis, ch. 67
Author of text:

Agnellus of Ravenna

Date of text: 831-846
Date of person in text: b. 794-804, d. after 846
Name of structure in text: S. Petriana Church Baptistry
Type of structure in text: baptistry
Date of structure in text
Century of structure 1:
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Italy
Region in text:
City in text: Classe
Specific place of mosaic in text:

Middle of vault on the men's (south) side, under the arch, and opposite on the women's side, in a similar position

Description of mosaic in text:

Indeed he decorated the tetragonal baptistery, which most blessed Peter Chrysologus built in the city of Classe next to the Petriana Church, and in the middle of the vault on the men’s side, under the arch there is a small medallion, which even today contains the following, ‘by our holy lord’, and facing on the other side the women’s, there is found another little medallion, as above, with gold letters in turn on its side, reading thus, ‘father Victor’.  

Mosaic date in text: 6 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? Yes
Colour descriptions in text:
Bibliography: For translation see Agnellus of Ravenna, The Book of Pontiffs of the Church of Ravenna, trans. by Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis (Washington DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2004), p. 183
Comments: Mosaic not specifically mentioned in the passage but Delyannis says it does refer to mosaic. Dliyannis says that this passage probably describes an arrangement similar to Neonian baptistery (ch. 28) and refers to a mosaic (p. 316).

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