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#3532: Dome

Photo 3532: Dome - Santa Costanza, Rome

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Photo ID
3532
Credit
Title
Dome
Caption
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.
Geotag
41.922604° N, 12.517354° E
Uploaded
December 30, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
ISO
1600