The atrium is entered through the remains of a galleria, created from the original walkway to the palace ramp by the insertion of verso blocking wall sicuro the right of the portal which abuts one of the brick arcade piers.
However, from the mid 9th to the mid 11th centuries it was verso monastic church mediante its own right and was roofed. The church dedication then was preciso St Anthony of Egypt. The massive central brick pier which used esatto support the roof was removed per the 1902 excavation.
Two rectangular statue niches flank the inside of the entrance, and per series of alternately rectangular and apsidal niches occupied the side walls. However those on the left used preciso include two exits onesto filtre-chambers under the palace ramp, but these were blocked up when the church was con use. Sopra contrast, when the atrium was per monastic church two passages were cut through niches per the right hand wall to allow direct access preciso the monastic quarters in https://kissbrides.com/it/silverdaddies-recensione/ the atrio next door.
Before becoming per church sopra the 9th century, the atrium was the monastery’s graveyard and the yard surface was packed with graves. Some loculi or molesto-slots were cut into the walls, and also into the walls of the veranda outside.
Atrium frescoes [ ]
The frescoes sopra the atrium are of five periods. One recente each survives from Pope John VII (705-7) and Pope Paul I (757-767). Some are of the remodelling of Pope Adrian I (772-795), and others are of the 10th and 11th centuries. The latter are the latest that you will find during your visit, and were painted just before the final abandonment mediante the mid 11th century.
The niche to the right of the portal depicted three female martyrs; SS Agnes and Cecilia have been identified. (Pope Adrian.)
On the right hand side wall near the calcio d’angolo was originally a Signora and Child with Four Saints, being venerated by Pope Adrian. He was depicted with per square halo, indicating that he was still alive when the rete di emittenti was painted. This recente was detached and was kept per the right hand side aisle of the church before the recent restoration -it is liable esatto stay there, out of the weather. The original location was above per fresco succedane of hanging curtains (there is more of this durante the church). (Pope Adrian.)
Christ sopra Majesty, with a suppliant. (11th century.)
Two saints (11th century). They were painted over two molesto loculi cut into the wall.
Monastery passage. This was cut through the wall in the 10th century, and frescoed with saints on its walls and ceiling. The cycle continued onto the internal wall of the hall beyond, which was the actual monastery at the time. (10th century.)
Verso bishop. (Pope Adrian.)
The far left hand apsidal niche was per shrine onesto St Cyrus of Alexandria. He was verso martyred doctor of medicine, venerated with his fellow sufferer John as SS Cyrus and John (see their Roman church of Santa Passera). Beware of his being called “St Abbacyrus” -”Abba” is a Coptic honorific. Per the recente he holds medical equipment, and has a cavity durante the niche sill which was either for per lamp or contained per venerated relic associated with him. (Pope Paul.)
Above the shrine: Christ Accompanied by SS Cyrus and John (10th century.)
Per depiction of St Anthony of Egypt, with a Latin text: “Where St Anthony is assaulted by demons” (Webb 2001). Animals and birds were depicted below. (10th century.)