Basilica of San Lorenzo fuori le Mura, Rome: details of Cosmati work decoration on the episcopal throne

RIBApix ref no RIBA29563
Architect/Designerdi Cosma, Jacopo
Artist/PhotographerSchultz, Robert Weir (1860-1951)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date1249
Image Date1888
ViewInterior
StyleByzantine
MediumDrawing
Library ReferencePA1094/LUT II/N/12(3)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Cosmati were a Roman family which included seven generations of architects, sculptors and workers in mosaic. Cosmatesque mosaic technique involved the elaborate inlaying of small triangles and rectangles of colored stones and glass mosaics into stone matrices or surfaces.

Subject tags

churches, mosaics, thrones