The beautiful mosaics that adorn the facade of the church of San Paolo fuori le Mura (St Paul Outside the Walls) were designed by Filippo Agricola and Nicola Consoni and created between 1854 and 1874.
In the upper section Christ is depicted between St Peter and St Paul. Below is the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God). The four rivers flowing from the mound on which it sits symbolise the gospels. The twelve lambs symbolise the Apostles. The two cities in the background are Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The four figures at the bottom are the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
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