Topographical drawing of the pulpit (ambos) of the basilica church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome, displaying Cosmati mosaic decoration

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RIBApix ref no RIBA21253
Architect/Designerdi Cosma, Jacopo
di Cosma, Lorenzo
Artist/PhotographerPenrose, Francis Cranmer (1817-1903)
Subject Date1200
Image Date1844
Library ReferencePB363/36
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, decorative stonework, mosaics, church fittings