Lateran Basilica (Rome, Italy) : The north loggia, the ground floor ceiling

Creator:
Borromini, Francesco, 1599-1667
Fontana, Domenico, 1543-1607
Galilei, Alessandro, 1691-1736 or 1737
Published/Created:
Rome, Lazio, Italy
ca. 314-1736 (inclusive)
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990's
Materials:
marble
stone
Notes:
Dedicated to the Saviour and (certainly from the 7th century) to St John, and known as S Giovanni in Laterano, the basilica is the cathedral church of Rome. It was regarded as the mother church of all Christendom, as is made clear by the inscription omnium urbis et orbis ecclesiarum mater et caput, which appears twice on the huge bases of the columns framing the central doorway to the present building. The church was probably begun after the Edict of Milan (313) and consecrated just before Constantine's departure to the East in 318; it would then have been incomplete and largely undecorated. The proportions and spatial distribution of the present nave (by Borromini,1646-1650) substantially reflect those of the Early Christian basilica. The main façade (1732-1736) by Alessandro Galilei is simple, solemn and harmonious, in a late Baroque Classicist style, with the benediction loggia on the main axis. Galilei also added the Corsini Chapel.
Variant Titles:
Saint John Lateran
Period/Style:
Baroque
Early Christian
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A2-I-R-SGL-C6
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
churches: cathedrals (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; New Testament; rulers and leaders; saints construction buildings; basilicas; buildings; religious buildings; churches; cathedrals
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
ca. 1990's
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:
10095899
PID:
digcoll:1852569