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Mosaic of Ecclesia Romana

From the old St. Peter's basilica apse - XII century

Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco

Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco

This fragment of a gold-ground mosaic depicts the personification of Ecclesia Romana (the Church of Rome), her head covered with a richly jeweled crown. The mosaic comes from the original decoration of the apse at St. Peter’s, crafted under the reign of pope Innocent III (1198-1216) and destroyed in 1582, during the renovation of the basilica

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  • Title: Mosaic of Ecclesia Romana
  • Date: From the old St. Peter's basilica apse - XII century
  • Titolo originale: Ecclesia Romana (frammento)
  • Type: Polychrome Mosaic with glass-paste tesserae
  • Rights: Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali

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