TORRITI, Jacopo
(active c. 1270-1300)

Apse mosaic (detail)

1296 (completed)
Mosaic
Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

Throngs of adoring angels take an active interest in the ceremony. They are flanked on either side by applauding saints - John the Baptist, John the Evangelist, and Anthony on the right. Cardinal Jacopo, the archpriest of Santa Maria Maggiore, is seen kneeling in adoration of the two figures on the throne, but he is considerably smaller than they, even smaller than the angels and the saints standing behind them.




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