San Paolo fuori le Mura (Rome, Italy) : West Front, detail of marble at base of wall

Creator:
unknown (Italian)
Published/Created:
Rome, Lazio, Italy
ca. 440-461 ; rebuilt 1823 (alteration)
Date Depicted:
5/15/1997
8000 BC - 499 AD
Materials:
fresco
granite
marble
mosaic
Notes:
[Rebuilt after a fire in 1823.] In addition to the standard basilicas, several major buildings were erected or decorated in Rome in the 5th century that exhibit a classicizing style and have thus been identified as part of a renaissance of Classical Roman architecture launched by Pope Sixtus III (reigned 432-440): S Maria Maggiore, the remodelled Lateran baptistery, S Paolo fuori le mura as decorated under Pope Leo I (reigned 440-461), the oratory of Santa Croce (destroyed 1588) near the Lateran and S Stefano Rotondo. The cloister dates from ca. 1228. The Cosmati (traditional name for the marbleworkers of Rome (marmorarii Romani) active in the 12th and 13th centuries) produced cloisters of great beauty in the late 12th and 13th centuries, for example Monreale cathedral (ca. 1175-1190) in Sicily and S Paolo fuori le Mura (begun 1205) and S Giovanni in Laterano (completed 1227) in Rome.
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 5th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Early Christian
Nineteenth century
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A3-EC-SPM-C5
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
churches (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:
architectural exteriors construction buildings; religious buildings; churches
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Two
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
5/15/1997
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:
10168881
PID:
digcoll:1818769