Baptistry of the Orthodox
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Architect unknown
Location Ravenna, Italy
Date 425   timeline
Building Type church
 Construction System bearing masonry
Climate mediterranean
Notes Octagonal plan domed church. Mosaic dome ceiling.




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Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. geometry diagram, p183. — Updated edition available at

Donald Corner and Jenny Young, University of Oregon. Slides from photographers’ collection. PCD.2350.1012.1143.43. interior photo, showing inner wall arches springing from corinthian columns.

Nikolaus Pevsner. An Outline of European Architecture. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1960. photo of interior f20, p31.  Find books about Baptistry of the Orthodox


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