Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna: detail of a moasic panel

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RIBApix ref no RIBA27740
Artist/PhotographerHance, Dennis
CountryItaly
CityRavenna
Subject Date0001
Image Date2000
ViewInterior
StyleByzantine
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceDHI1498
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Dennis Hance / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This small cruciform brick chapel was reputedly commissioned to house the tomb of Galla Placidia, daughter of Emperor Theodosius I (379-395), and half-sister of Honorius (393-423), the last Emperor of Rome. She died in Rome in 450 and it is unlikely that she was ever buried here. Modern scholars suggest that she commissioned it as an oratory.

Subject tags

Chapels, mosaics, mausoleums