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Monreale Cathedral, Sicily: the nave looking towards the east end

NOTES: This cathedral is one of the finest extant examples of Norman architecture in the world. The interior contains the largest cycle of Byzantine mosaics extant in Italy.

Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Campidoglio, Rome: close-up of the ambones decorated with formal mosaic patterns in Cosmatesque style

Cosmati, Lorenzo (fl. 1190-1210)
NOTES: The church was originally known as Santa Maria in Capitolo because of its location at the summit of the Campidoglio. It was renamed Santa Maria in Aracoeli in the 14th century. The foundation of the church was laid in 574 but it received its Romanesque aspect under the Franciscans after 1250. The mosaic decoration was executed by Lorenzo Cosmati in the 13th century.

Basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura (St Paul outside the Walls), Rome: detail of the cloister with Cosmatesque decoration

Cosmati, Giovanni (fl. 1231-1235)
NOTES: The Papal basilica of St Paul outside the Walls, is one of four churches considered to be the great ancient basilicas of Rome. The cloister of the monastery was built between 1208 and 1241 by Pietro Vassalletto and was decorated by Giovanni Cosmati, the youngest of the Cosmati.

Basilica of San Marco, Venice: mosaics in the north aisle

NOTES: The mosaic decoration began at the end of the 11th century and continued for several centuries.

Basilica of San Marco, Venice: the baptistery with the font designed by Jacopo Sansovino

Sansovino, Jacopo (1486-1570)
NOTES: The mosaics were carried out in the mid-14th century. The font is by Jacopo Sansovino and dates from around 1545.

Basilica of San Marco, Venice: the narthex

NOTES: The majority of the mosaics date from the 13th century.