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Rome, Santa Prassede, apse mosaic, overview, Christ and saints

Rome, Santa Prassede, apse mosaic, overview, Christ and saints

Santa Prassede was built and decorated under Pope Paschal I (817-824). In the apse mosaic, one sees (from left to right), Pope Paschal I presenting a model of the church; St. Paul presenting one of the two patron saints (St. Praxedis or her sister, Pudentiana); Christ standing in glory above the Jordan river, being crowned by a hand descending from heaven; St. Peter presenting the other patron saint; and St. Zeno, a Roman priest and martyr. D'Emilio photo archive no. s19774224_1461u
Galleries: Apse, Apse mosaics with Christ and saints, Churches of Rome, Italy 800s, Mosaic, Santa Prassede, St. Paul, St. Peter, apostle, St. Praxedis, martyr, St. Pudentiana, martyr, St. Zeno, priest and martyr
Keywords: Paschal I, apse mosaic, phoenix, wreath-crowns
Photo Location: Rome, Italy
Photographer: Dr. James D’Emilio
Date of Photo:
Device Make: Nikon
Device Model: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED
Original Dimensions: 5302×3642
Picture Orientation: Landscape
GPS Coordinates:
Picture Number: 22093