Found project: Basilica di Santa Sabina


    Project : Basilica di Santa Sabina

    Language variant : Basilica of Saint Sabina

    Architect : Peter of Illyria (commissioner)

    Completion: 432

    Locality : Roma

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Early Christian architecture

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    Description :

    “S. Sabina on the Aventine was founded by a priest, Peter of Illyria, and was built between 422 and 432 on the property of a Roman matron, Sabina, who was later identified with the Umbrian saint. It stands in a commanding position overlooking the Tiber. In 824 Pope Eugenius II added the schola cantorum, the ambones (pulpits) and the ciborium. In 1222 the church was handed over to St Dominic by Pope Honorius III and it has been held by the Dominicans ever since. It was very well restored in 1936–8 when the ancient windows with their selenite panes, which had been walled up, were reopened. There are a number of fine frescos by the Zuccaro brothers, Federico and Taddeo. The adjoining monastery was founded by St Dominic in 1220.”

    Hibbert, Christopher: Rome – The Biography of a City, Penguin Books, 1985, p. 334.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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    Basilica di Santa Sabina
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