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Who built the Basilica of Sant Apollinare in Classe?

Who built the Basilica of Sant Apollinare in Classe?

Bishop Ursicinus
Around 532 AD, Bishop Ursicinus began construction on a church in honor of St. Apollinaris next to a Christian burial ground in Classe. It was consecrated by Bishop Maximian on May 9, 549. Like the Basilica of San Vitale in the city center, the building was financed by Julianus Argentarius.

What is the apse mosaic?

Apse mosaics are a form of visual communication employed by popes throughout the Middle Ages, from the sixth through to the thirteenth centuries. Two mosaics made at the end of this century were signed by the artist who made them.

Which mosaic is from the Sant Apollinare Nuovo Ravenna Italy CA 6th century?

apse mosaic
Sant’Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna, Italy, c. 533-49 (apse mosaic, 6th century, triumphal arch mosaics, likely c.

When was Sant Apollinare in Classe built?

medieval architecture The Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe, begun in 535 and consecrated in 549, has a distinctive round campanile (870–878) that is the earliest example in Italy of the decorative use of majolica.

Where is Galla placidia buried?

Mausoleum of Galla Placidia

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna
Location Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Part of Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna
Criteria Cultural: (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

What shape is the Sant Apollinare Nuovo?

cylindrical bell
An elegant cylindrical bell tower with numerous simple and mullioned windows was erected near to the south wall in the 10th century.

Who built Mausoleum of Galla Placidia?

Ravenna’s extant monuments is the mausoleum of Galla Placidia, built in the 5th century ad by Galla Placidia, the sister of the emperor Honorius. Its building technique is Western, but its Latin cross layout, with barrel vaults and a central dome, has Eastern prototypes.