Angels with Symbol of St. Matthew-Basilica of Cosmas and Damien.
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Title:Angels with Symbol of St. Matthew-Basilica of Cosmas and Damien
Notes:This view is directly above the apse mosaic. Flanking the angels is the symbol of Matthew, the man. To the right is the Lamb of God resting on the throne, known as the "hodegetria." Below the throne is the scroll with the seven seas, emphasizing the imminent Judgment. The basilica hall was attached to a round temple that has been identified as the Temple of Jupiter Stator, which has been dated to the 3rd century BC.
Building:Basilica dei Santi Cosma e Damiano (Rome, Italy)

General Subject:Man (symbol of Matthew, the Evangelist)
Lamb of God

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Copyright Source:From the library of Lee M. Jefferson
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Attribution:Angels with Symbol of St. Matthew-Basilica of Cosmas and Damien, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved December 3, 2020]. Original source: From the library of Lee M. Jefferson.
Record Number:52456 Last Updated: 2020-11-10 07:59:59 Record Created: 2007-09-06 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition