SAN GIOVANNI A PORTA LATINA

ST JOHN AT THE LATIN GATE 

 

      In the years 1913 -1915, then recently discovered frescos were restored of  above the main altar.   After this work, another search of the along the face of the central nave revealed the presence of a full circle of frescos of exceptional importance to the study of mediaeval art of Rome. The restoration of these  frescos was completed with the full restoration of the Basilica  in the years 1940 -1941).

  The central nave is decorated with about 50 scenes representing the Old and New Testaments, from the creation of the world to the glorious apocalypse of the New Jerusalem.

 

   The frescos are the work of several artists under the direction of one master.

 

 

 

 

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