Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE B: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Apse Mosaic; Christ Enthroned with His Apostles
Alternate Title:
Cristo in trono tra gli apostoli
Image View:
Central detail, Christ Enthroned, holding a book inscribed Dominus Conservator Ecclesiae Pudentianae "The Lord, Preserver of the Church of Pudentiana"
Creator:
unknown (Roman (ancient) mosaicist)
Location:
repository: Santa Pudenziana (Rome, Lazio, Italy)
Location Note:
Via Urbana, 160
GPS:
41.898417 12.495556
Date:
ca. 402-417 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian; Roman (ancient)
Style Period:
Early Christian
Work Type 1:
mosaic (visual work)
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects and Interior Design
Material:
tesserae of glass; gold leaf; stone
Technique:
mosaic (process)
Subjects:
decorative arts; New Testament; saints; Apostles; Jesus Christ; palaeo-Christian
Description:
Santa Pudenziana (ca. 390), was converted from a Roman domus ecclesiae, which also incorporated part of a 2nd century Roman bath. During the reigns of Diocletian and Constantine the style of wall paintings and mosaics assumed a severe, monumental linearity related to that of official art of the Tetrarchy. However in the early 5th century this was characteristically tempered by a fresh classicizing impulse, as in the apse mosaic of Santa Pudenziana. Kleinbauer dated them possibly between 385 and 417; the range corresponding to the pontificate of Innocent I (401-17) is generally used. The apostles wear senatorial togas. The architecture depicted has been interpreted as either the heavenly Jerusalem or churches built by Constantine. The mosaics were heavily restored and some areas removed during the 16th century. (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordart online.com/)
Collection:
Adjunct Module B: Italian Art
Identifier:
7A3-R-SP-AM-A03
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Apse Mosaic; Christ Enthroned with His Apostles