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Church of Santa Sabina, Aventine Hill, Rome: the convent garden

RIBA Ref No RIBA113642
Artist/PhotographerDeakin, Ralph (1888-1952)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date432
Image Date1930
ViewExterior
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceDK/I/442
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRalph Deakin / RIBA Collections
SubjectGardens ; Monasteries & convents ; Churches
NOTES: The church was built in 432 on the site of the house of the Roman matron Sabina and is considered the best example of an early Christian church in Rome. It was restored in 824 and in 1216. It was remodelled in the Renaissance style by Domenico Fontana in 1585-1590, but was restored in 1936-1938 by Antonio Munoz, back to its original state including the introduction of a flat ceiling which would have existed in the 5th century church and the 9th century choir.
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