Rome. Italy. The 13th century ciborium and high altar with the sculpture of St Cecilia by Stefano Maderno at Santa Cecilia in Trastevere (Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere). Behind is the central apse with mosaic from the 9th century. Santa Cecilia in Trastevere was built in the 5h century, according to legend over the house of Saint Cecilia and her husband St. Valerian. Cecilia suffered martyrdom under Emperor Marcus Aurelius (reigned 161-180). In the 9th century Pope Paschal I completely renovated the building, added the Apse mosaics and had the body of the Saint Cecilia and her husband moved there from the Catacombe di San Callisto.
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- Santa Cecilia in Trastevere - Rome - Italy