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#3532: Dome

Photo 3532: Dome - Santa Costanza, Rome

Photo Details

Photo ID
3532
Date
2006-07-19
Location
Santa Costanza, Rome
Description
The dome of Santa Costanza, erected in the 4th century and now decorated with 17th- and 18th-century paintings. Originally, the dome was covered in mosaics, whose content is known from 16th- and 17th-century paintings of them: New Testament scenes behind a golden screen of Bacchic imagery beyond the river Styx. A 16th-century antiquarian also reported seeing mosaics of two seated saintly women, which supports the theory that this mausoleum housed the bodies of both Constantia and Helena.
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Resolution
5000 x 3322 px
File Size
8.08 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
41.922604° N, 12.517354° E
Date Digitized
July 19, 2006
Date Uploaded
December 30, 2009
Credit
Holly Hayes