The Paleochristian mosaic in the apse of Santa Pudenziana (which is thought to have been built c. 390) is the oldest mosaic to be found in the apse of any church in Rome.
The church is dedicated to Pudentiana, sister of Praxedes (whose own church lies nearby), and daughter of the Roman senator Pudens, who is thought to have given hospitality to St Peter in a house on this site, when the apostle first arrived in Rome.
Blogging about Rome:
its art, history and culture.
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
small-group walking tours
Search Walks in Rome: