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Santa Sabina: Nave: Spandrel with Marble Inlay

Nave: Spandrel with Marble Inlay

The tall, spacious nave has 24 columns of Proconnesian marble with perfectly matched Corinthian columns and bases, which were reused from the Temple of Juno. The spandrels of the closely-spaced arches have inlaid marble designs in green and purple, depicting chalices and patens to represent the Eucharist.

Credit: Holly Hayes