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Roma. Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore, Interno (Rome. Interior view of the Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore)
  • Europe
  • Roma. Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore, Interno (Rome. Interior view of the Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore), late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Rome, Italy
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.354
Description

An interior view of the Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore towards the altar. Athenian columns with ionic capitals support the nave. The gilt coffered ceiling dates from the 16th century. Surmounting the baldachin are two large angles that support two cherub-like figures holding a crown, from which a cross emerges. The arch over the apse is decorated in mosaics.