Santa Sabina all'Aventino

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The colonnades support arcades rather than trabeations or straight architraves, and this is one of the earliest example of such a construction in Rome. The 5th-century opus sectile patterns in the spandrels above the capitals playfully imitate bare stone masonry and might be stylized representations of the Host and Chalice at the Mass. Above these representations is a polychrome frieze of alternate squares, roundels and lozenges.

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