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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Rome, Lazio, Italyen_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 420-1750 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorLonghi, Martino, the elderen_US
dc.creatorFuga, Ferdinandoen_US
dc.creatorRainaldi, Carloen_US
dc.date420-1750en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-12T16:30:51Z
dc.date.available2013-04-12T16:30:51Z
dc.date.issued420-1750en_US
dc.identifier207240en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 153en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/115108
dc.descriptionFront façade, right wing, central bay, close view of sculptural group, upper level; Situated at the end of the Esquiline Hill and formerly known as S Maria ad Praesepem, S Maria Maggiore was traditionally founded by Pope Liberius (reigned 352-366) and financed by Johannes, a rich citizen, after a miraculous summer snowfall. It is more likely, however, that it was founded in the early 5th century by Sixtus III, whose name appears in the mosaics of the triumphal arch in front of the apse. Until the 12th century, when Eugenius III (reigned 1145-1153) built the narthex, work on the church was mainly limited to maintenance. The mosaic decoration of S Maria Maggiore was executed in the 5th and 8th centuries; the earlier scheme, in the Classical tradition, comprises the most important mosaic cycle in Rome of this period. Chapels were added and other changes in subsequent centuries; Longhi and Fuga are responsible for changes to the facade. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/6/2008)en_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectEarly Christianen_US
dc.titleSanta Maria Maggioreen_US
dc.title.alternativeBasilica di Santa Maria Maggioreen_US
dc.title.alternativeSanta Maria ad Praesepemen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-I-R-SMM-C10en_US
vra.culturalContextItalianen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypebasilicaen_US
vra.worktypechurchen_US
dc.contributor.displayCarlo Rainaldi (Italian architect, 1611-1691); Ferdinando Fuga (Italian architect, 1699 - ca. 1782); Martino Longhi the Elder (Italian architect, ca. 1534-ca. 1591)en_US


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