Mosaics in Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome (1140-43)

A number of churches were erected in Rome in the twelfth century, the largest and most important of them being the Santa Maria in Trastevere which replaced an Early Christian basilica from the fourth century. The builder of the church was pope Innocent II (1130-1143). Although the construction was completed only after the death of Innocent II in around 1148, the mosaics in the apse calotte and on the upper part of the apsidal arch were completed during his lifetime.

The mosaics were supplemented toward the end of the thirteenth century by seven more mosaics in the apse and on the lower part of the apsidal arch, six of them narrating the life of the Virgin. Pietro Cavallini is documented as the creator of these mosaics in the apse.

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Interior view
1140-43
Mosaic
Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome


Apse mosaic
1140-43
Mosaic
Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome


Overall view of the apse calotte
1140-43
Mosaic
Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome


Apse calotte mosaic (detail)
1140-43
Mosaic
Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome


Apse calotte mosaic (detail)
1140-43
Mosaic
Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome


Apse calotte mosaic (detail)
1140-43
Mosaic
Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome


Apse calotte mosaic (detail)
1140-43
Mosaic
Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome


Apsidal arch (detail)
1140-43
Mosaic
Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome


Apsidal arch (detail)
1140-43
Mosaic
Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome


Fašade (detail)
1290-1310
Mosaic
Santa Maria in Trastevere. Rome



Summary of Italian mosaics
Mosaics in Rome
San Clemente | Santa Maria in Trastevere | Santa Maria Maggiore
Mosaics in Sicily
Cathedral of Cefal¨ | Cappella Palatina, Palermo | Cathedral of Monreale
Mosaics in Venice
Basilica di San Marco
Mosaics in Florence
Battistero di San Giovanni (Baptistery)
Other mosaics
9th-12th centuries | 13th-14th centuries
Mosaicists
RUSUTI, Filippo | TORRITI, Jacopo | CAVALLINI, Pietro
CIMABUE | GIOTTO | GIAMBONO, Michele | ANDREA DEL CASTAGNO



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