Saturday, July 24, 2010

New 7th Century Roman Frescos Ready for Public Viewing in September

The soon to be revealed Byzantine Fresco in the Roman Basilica of Saint Sabina should be ready for public viewing in September.

Rome (KNA.net/KNA) The soon to be revealed Byzantine Fresco in the Roman Basilica of Saint Sabina should be ready for public viewing in September. As the Italian Newspaper "Il Tempo" (Tuesday) reported, the painting together with the new museum of the Basilica will be open for the public. In the exposition rooms there will be antique finds and Christian art as well as a statue of Saint Domenic in the school of Arnolfo di Cambios (13th Century).

The Fresco found during restoration is from the 7th Century and shows Mary with the Christ-child, the Apostles Peter and Paul as well as the Martyr Sabina and Serafia. Additionally, two clergymen are portrayed in contemporary clothing, this enabled the dating of the 2,80 m high and 4,35 m wide paintings. The fresco comes from a little documented epoch of Roman art in which the Greek culture was dominant.



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