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|Caption:||The sole surviving mosaic in Santa Sabina is an important one: the 5th-century dedicatory inscription. The lengthy Latin text, written in gold on a blue background, is flanked by two female figures who personify the Church of the Jews and the Church of the Gentiles. The inscription reads:|
CVLMEN APOSTOLICVM CVM CAELISTINUS HABERET
This inscription is important not only because it gives the founder's name and date of the church, but also because it expresses the doctrine of papal supremacy, which was still developing at that time.
|Keywords:||basilica blue byzantine c5 christian church dedication dedicatory gold inscription italy latin mosaic pope rome sabina santa sabina text|
|Digital Size:||3837 x 1020 pixels|
|Print Sizes:||16.0 x 4.3 inches @ 240 dpi|
12.8 x 3.4 inches @ 300 dpi
|Created:||April 17, 2008|
|Uploaded:||March 17, 2011|