Photo © 2006 Holly Hayes/Art History Images. All rights reserved.
|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.|
|Keywords:||santa costanza costanza mausoleo mausoleum church early christian paleochristian rome italy c4 year360 roman dome architecture painting ceiling cupola vault c17 c18|
|Digital Size:||5000 x 3322 pixels|
|Print Sizes:||20.8 x 13.8 inches @ 240 dpi|
16.7 x 11.1 inches @ 300 dpi
|Created:||July 19, 2006|
|Uploaded:||December 30, 2009|