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Firenze – Interno della Basilica di S. Miniato (Florence – Interior of San Miniato al Monte)
  • Europe
  • Firenze – Interno della Basilica di S. Miniato (Florence – Interior of San Miniato al Monte), late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Florence, Italy
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.549
Description

An interior view of San Miniato al Monte looking down the nave towards the apse. The apse consists of a semi-dome mosaic. Below the mosaic is an arcade. The choir of the church is elevated above a covered chapel that consists of a small altar. Behind the chapel is the entrance to the crypt. Two large arches act as the main support system and decorative elements for the nave. Between the large arches in the recesses of the ceiling, ornamented wood structures support the gable roof. Candlesticks sit next to the bases of the columns.