By Raymond Davis
Within the Lives of the Ninth-Century Popes the translator and commentator maintains from the yr advert 817, reached in his The Lives of the Eighth-Century Popes (Liverpool, 1992), and bargains with the remainder ten biographies of the Liber pontificalis all the way down to advert 886, while compilation ceased. the amount hence completes the interpretation, started within the e-book of Pontiffs (Liverpool, 1989), the 1st translation into any glossy language except continuations written from the overdue 11th century onwards.
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55 S. Cecilia in Trastevere (not S. Pellegrino). I 10). The apse-mosaic survives (Oakeshott, pp. 212-2, plates 129-131, 133, 137), despite damage by water. Oakeshott describes it as one of the most moving for which Paschal was responsible. The principal composition is copied from that at S. Prassede (itself based on SS Cosmas & Damian’s), showing, below the Divine Hand, a wide-eyed Christ, standing in heavenly glory, in front of clouds (but almost on a level with his followers, rather than high above them as at S.
For the love of God’s same apostle his mentor he presented in the same church for the arches of the presbyterium 46 gold-studded veils representing our Lord Jesus Christ’s passion and resurrection. In the martyrs SS Cosmas and Damian’s church on the Via Sacra he provided an all-silk cloth beautifully embellished and adorned. 39. In God’s holy mother the ever-virgin Mary our lady’s basilica called ad Praesepe this kind prelate provided 6 gold bowls, adorned with various jewels, weighing 6 Ib; there too he presented a fine gold apostolic’03 bowl weighing 5 lb; there too he provided 8 silver chandeliers weighing in all 82 Ib.
52). Cf. the activity of Gregory IV at S. Maria in Trastevere (103:31-2), though he had the added problem of housing relics. The text now describes how after transferring the throne to the apse Paschal installed a pergola (in effect an iconostasis) of six porphyry columns bearing a white marble architrave or lintel (‘beam’). 52). Duchesne believed that the fine porphyry columns that now carry the baldacchino in St Mary Major’s are four of Paschal’s set of six. For the lamps and curtains connected with the pergola see cc.
The Lives of the Ninth-Century Popes (Liber Pontificalis) by Raymond Davis