Topographical drawing of the pulpit (ambos) of the basilica church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome, displaying Cosmati mosaic decoration
|Architect/Designer||di Cosma, Jacopo|
|di Cosma, Lorenzo|
|Artist/Photographer||Penrose, Francis Cranmer (1817-1903)|
|Subject||Church fittings ; Mosaics ; Churches ; Decorative stonework|
NOTES: The Cosmati were a Roman family which included seven generations of architects, sculptors and workers in mosaic. Cosmatesque mosaic technique involved the elaborate inlaying of small triangles and rectangles of colored stones and glass mosaics into stone matrices or surfaces.
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