San Lorenzo Fuori le Mura
Image View Description:

Interior: View from chancel (above the crypt)

Date:
314-1217 CE
Location:
Rome (Italy)
Title Variant:
Basilica of Saint Lawrence
Work Type:
architecture
Culture:
Italian
Creator:
Constantine, Emperor of Rome
Creator Variant Name:
Constantine the Great
Creator Nationality:
Ancient Roman
Creator Dates:
285-337 CE
Creator Role:
emperor
Creator 2:
Sixtus III, Pope
Creator 2 Nationality:
Roman
Creator 2 Dates:
432-440 CE (reigned)
Creator 2 Role:
pope, patron
Creator 3:
Pelagius II, Pope
Creator 3 Nationality:
Roman
Creator 3 Dates:
579-590 CE
Creator 3 Role:
pope, patron
Creator 4:
Honorius III, Pope
Creator 4 Nationality:
Roman
Creator 4 Dates:
1216-1227
Creator 4 Role:
pope, patron
Style/Period:
Late Antique
Style/Period 2:
Byzantine
Style/Period 3:
Romanesque
Photographer:
Caleb Smith
Notes:

Constantine I built a funerary hall in the 4th century over tomb of Saint Lawrence; Pope Sixtus III built a church that was later remodeled into the current nave (432-440 CE); Pope Pelagius II (579-90) a Byzantine Church and eventually Pope Honorius III (1216-27) the Romanesque structure that we see today.

Image Source:
Photography by Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History, Columbia University
Record ID:
1213_rome2012_sanlorenzo_vr_002