MOSAIC ARTIST, Italian
(active 820s in Rome)

Triumphal arch

822
Mosaic
Santa Prassede, Rome

On the triumphal arch the Celestial Jerusalem is depicted. The city of the Elect is shown as a town whose walls are encrusted with precious stones and guarded by angels. The college of Apostles appears in two groups, which approach Christ standing in the centre. The group on the right is led by the Virgin and St John the Baptist, and that on the left by the eponymous saint, Praxedes.




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