Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore

The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore ("St. Mary Major") was built by Pope Sixtus III in 432-440 A.D. on the highest point of the Cispian Hill. The church reflects the doctrine that Mary was the Mother of God (Theotokos), which was adopted by the Council of Ephesus in 431. The model was the major asset in a documentary created by the CVRLab for a show at the Palace of Exhibitions in Rome during the Jubilee Year in 2000. In 2002, the documentary was installed in the Museum of the Basilica of S. Maria Maggiore.

Name of site Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
Location Rome, Italy
Date represented in model ca. 435 A.D.
Scientific Committee Sible De Blaauw (Dutch School in Rome), Diane Favro (UCLA), Bernard Frischer (UCLA), Paolo Liverani (Vatican Museums), Arnold Nesselrath (Vatican Museums)
Modeler(s) Dean Abernathy
File format MultiGen Creator
Status of project Completed
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Last update of this table May 10, 2003

Exterior Perspective Interior Perspective, Nave Seen through Side Aisle

Detail of Apse and Ambulatory Detail of Clerestory Windows and Mosaics of Nave
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