Apse Mosaic - Basilica of Cosmas and Damien.
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Title:Apse Mosaic - Basilica of Cosmas and Damien
Notes:This view exhibits the Cosmic Christ. The alternating colors inlaid into the blue tesserae emphasize his place in the cosmos. He is flanked by Paul and Peter, and next to them, the patron saints, Cosmas and Damien. Cosmas and Damien were esteemed in antiquity as ancient doctors, who treated Christians without fear of persecution. 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)

Person as Subject:Jesus Christ (Biblical figure)
Cosmas, martyr, 3rd century
Damian, martyr, 3rd century

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Copyright Source:Prof. Lee M. Jefferson, lee.jefferson@centre.edu
Copyright Permission:Donor must be contacted for permission.
Attribution:Apse Mosaic - Basilica of Cosmas and Damien, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=52462 [retrieved July 24, 2024]. Original source: Prof. Lee M. Jefferson, lee.jefferson@centre.edu.
Record Number:52462 Last Updated: 2022-07-07 15:14:50 Record Created: 2007-09-06 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition