Jacopo Torriti, The Apse at Santa Maria Maggiore

13th century
Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

This mosaic was commissioned by Nicholas IV, the first Franciscan pope, to replace the one installed in the fifth century when the church was built by Pope Sixtus III.


Photographed at the basilica by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.