Thursday, July 29, 2010

Seventh-century fresco discovered in the Basilica of Santa Sabina

Hat tip to the Anchoress on this one!

Hidden under plaster, depicting the Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Paul the hidden treasures of Rome for seven centuries found during restoration work on the atrium of the church porch St. Salti, check a Byzantine fresco under the plaster of a painting of the seventh century Basilica of Maria Grazia FILIPPI A restoration due to the ravages of time. The search of the original colors Gotti intonaco reddish. And the discovery of another of those treasures that Rome seems to sip the joy of those who continue to search for. Hidden for more than seven centuries, a stunning Byzantine frescoes emerged from the atrium porch of the Basilica of Santa Sabina, one of the most antichc evidence of early Christian architecture of the capital. Beautiful, elegant and precious for survival is rare - with mosaics and paintings of that time in Rima. "It 's amazing ability to surprise in this city forever - soprinten stresses the tooth for the Historic Arts and statistical Pole museums The Scarlett Vodret today at 11, will present, together with the rector of the basilica Francesco Ricci, restoration soon concluded, was enough simply detach and plaster revealed a masterpiece that should be gone in all the ins & art history books. "

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