Found project: San Lorenzo alle Colonne


    Project : San Lorenzo alle Colonne

    Language variant : Basilica of Saint Lawrence

    Architect : Theodosius I (comm. – uncertain)

    Completion: 402 (possibly)

    Locality : Milano

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Early Christian architecture

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    Description :

    “Dating from the 4th century, San Lorenzo is one of the oldest round churches in Western Christendom and may have been the ancient Imperial palatine chapel. The church was built utilizing materials from a nearby Roman amphitheatre. The plan, with exedrae and women’s galleries, is unlike Lombard architecture and reveals the hand of Roman architects and masons. Some art historians also see the influence of Byzantine art in the unusual plan. After several fires the church was reconstructed in the 11th and 12th centuries and was again rebuilt after the dome collapsed in 1573, but the original quatrefoil plan has been preserved. The chapel of Sant’Aquilino contains some of the best mosaics in Northern Italy.”

    Eyewitness Travel – Milan and the Lakes, DK, 2007, p. 80.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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