Found project: Santa Costanza


    Project : Santa Costanza

    Architect : Constantine I (commissioner)

    Completion: 345 (original building)

    Locality : Roma

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Early Christian architecture

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    Description :

    “The mausoleum adjoining the southern aisle of the basilica, modern S. Costanza, is the only part of the complex to be largely preserved. The mausoleum also has large parts of its decoration and furnishings intact, even though most of it is restored. The building connects to the southern aisle of the basilica via a bi-apsidal porch. To the outside the mausoleum was enveloped by a columned ring hall, which did not give access to the interior and thus merely served as an elaborate decoration of the outer shell. This element, which is familiar from several representative Roman round mausolea of the third and fourth centuries and is ultimately derived from the ring halls of classical temples, may be interpreted as a sign of particular luxury to confer an air of dignity and sanctity to the building…”

    Brandenburg, Hugo: Ancient Churches of Rome from the Fourth to the Seventh Century – The Dawn of Christian Architecture in the West, Brepols, 2005, p. 73.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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