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From: John Dillon <[log in to unmask]>

> Today is also the feast day of Venantius of Delminium (d. ca. 251?;
....Pope John IV (640-642), a Dalmatian whose father's name was Venantius, had
V.'s relics brought to Rome and laid to rest at the Lateran baptistery in an
oratory dedicated to him ....That oratory is now the Cappella San Venanzio.  

> http://tinyurl.com/kdagp


i have seen the mosaics before, but am severely challenged when it comes to
this early stuff and know nothing about them beyond what i can see.

otOh, the window in this shot

> http://tinyurl.com/ogqd5

looks to me to be original --or perhaps a very good "restoration"-- and gives
us a rare look at early fenestration.

seems to be a thin sheet of stone pierced by an arcade, the "glass" on the
other siee of which would have been even thinner, translucent sheets of
alabaster(?).

c

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