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Roma. S. Lorenzo fuori le Mura, facciata (Rome. Papal Basilica of Saint Lawrence outside the Walls, facade)
  • Europe
  • Roma. S. Lorenzo fuori le Mura, facciata (Rome. Papal Basilica of Saint Lawrence outside the Walls, facade), late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Rome, Italy
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.347
Description

An exterior view of the west narthex of the Papal Basilica of Saint Lawrence outside the Walls. Byzantine in style, frescoes of St. Lawrence and St. Stephen appear on the upper portion of the facade. Monolithic columnis with ionic capitals support the portico, which contains a mosaic frieze. Behind the gate of the portico lies two ancient sarcophagi. The bell tower lies to the proper left of the Basilica. A triumphal column with the statue of St. Lawrence appears in courtyard.