San Nicola in Carcere (Rome, Italy) : Close frontal view, depicting central portion

Creator:
Porta, Giacomo della, 1532/1533-1602 or 1604
Published/Created:
46 Via del Teatro di Marcello / Via del Foro Olitorio, Rome, Lazio, Italy
begun 10th century ; facade 1599 (alteration)
Date Depicted:
9/18/1994
Materials:
marble
stone
stucco
Notes:
The first definite dedication is from a plaque on the church dating to 1128. It was constructed in and from the ruins of the Forum Holitorium [Olitorium] and its temples, along with a jail (carcer) which a tradition (supported by Pliny's history of Rome) states was sited in the temples' ruins. Spolia from all these ancient remains is still apparent in the church's construction, most particularly three columns from the Temple of Juno Sospita which are incorporated into both the 10th century and 1599 north facades of the church. The church was rebuilt in 1599, with a new facade by Giacomo della Porta (though the medieval campanile was not altered).
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 16th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Baroque
Medieval
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A1-DP-SN-A2
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architecture; Roman Empire; spolia; architectural reuse construction buildings; religious buildings; churches Spolia
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module One
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
9/18/1994
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10110162
PID:
digcoll:1798625