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Basilica of Sant' Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna: the nave

NOTES: The church was consecrated in 549. The floor and the 24 Greek marble columns of the nave were raised in the 16th century.

Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna: detail of mosaic decoration

NOTES: This church is one of the most important examples of Byzantine art extant in Western Europe.

Topographical drawing of the pulpit (ambos) of the basilica church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome, displaying Cosmati mosaic decoration

di Cosma, Jacopo
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.

Views of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul: details of mosaic decoration in the cupola

NOTES: This drawing was probably produced by a local draughtsman for Charles Felix Marie Texier for use in his publications and later presented to the RIBA.

Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna: study of the mosaics decorating the vaulted ceiling above the sanctuary/choir

NOTES: This church is one of the most important examples of Byzantine art extant in Western Europe.

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul: view of the sanctuary from the north aisle

NOTES: An inscription on this print (which was taken from a painting) reads 'To Professor Lethaby with Arthur E. Henderson's compliments and thanks'. Henderson won the Owen Jones studentship in 1897 and went to Constantinople, where he remained until 1904. Presumably this painting dates from that period.

Design for a mausoleum to contain cinery urns: section and plan

Ince, James Howard (fl. 1882-1904)

Basilica of San Miniato al Monte, Florence: the nave

NOTES: The church in its present form was built between 1018 and 1063 over an existing 4th century chapel and next to a small cemetery. The basilica has three naves: the lateral naves were completed by 1070 while the central nave was completed in 1207.