Mosaics, Santa Prassede, Rome, early 9th century
These mosaics were created during the reign of Pope Paschal. The church is dedicated to Saint Praxedes and her sister Saint Pudentiana, daughters of Saint Pudens. The sisters were martyred because they provided Christian burials for martyrs, against Roman law.
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