San Pietro in Vincoli

< previous > < index > < next >

The set of columns must have come from a very high-status ancient building, probably a temple. The tops of the columns have square stone plates called abaci which here act as imposts supporting the archivolts. The nave walls above the arcades now have three large windows instead of the original eleven little ones, a result of the 15th century restoration.

(Photo borrowed from internet)
© de Alvariis