Haettu kohde: Santa Maria in Cosmedin


    Kohde : Santa Maria in Cosmedin

    Arkkitehti : Adrian I (rakennuttaja)

    Valm.vuosi : 8th c. (1. rak. vaihe)

    Paikkakunta : Roma

    Maa : Italy

    Rakennustyyli : Romaaninen tyyli

    Kohde kartalla (vihreä nuoli)

    Kuvaus :

    “The church of S. Maria in Cosmedin was originally built in the sixth century on the site of the Statio Annomae, the headquarters of ancient Rome’s food supply organization, some columns of which were incorporated into the church and can still be seen. The church was enlarged in the eight century. It had a diaconia attached to it as well as a matroneum, a gallery for women above the aisles. The Cosmatesque pavement, choir, portico and lovely campanile are all of the twelfth century. Cosmedin probably recalls the Kosmidion of Constantinople. The church was restored in 1899 to its twelfth-century appearance under the direction of G. B. Giovanile who had Giuseppe Sardi’s eighteenth-century façade and other accretions removed. It is now one of the finest early Christian buildings in Rome. In the portico stands the celebrated Bocca della Verità from which piazza takes its name. This Mouth of Truth, an ancient drain-covering, was used in the Middle Ages in trials by ordeal. Suspects were required to place their hands in the open mouth. If they lied the lips would close, severing the fingers.”

    Hibbert, Christopher: Rome – The Biography of a City, Penguin Books, 1985, p. 336.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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    Santa Maria in Cosmedin
    Santa Maria in Cosmedin
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Santa Maria in Cosmedin
    Santa Maria in Cosmedin
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski