Pantheon

Title

Pantheon

Creator2

Aluzzo, Adrienne (photographer)

Work Type

built works

Date

0118

Work Location

Italy (nation)
Rome (inhabited place)

Style/Period

Imperial (Roman)

Subject

Pantheon (Rome, Italy)
domes (architectural element)
coffers (ceiling components)
temples (buildings)
oculi (openings)
openings (architectural elements)

Description

View of the domed ceiling of the Pantheon in Rome, with the opening at the very top. "The dome is constructed of stepped rings of solid concrete with less and less density as lighter aggregate (pumice) is used, diminishing in thickness to about 1.2 m (4 feet) at the edge of the oculus, the dome rests on a cylinder of masonry walls 6 m (20 feet), hidden voids and the interior recesses hollow out this construction, so that it works less as a solid mass and more like three continuous arcades which correspond to the three tiers of relieving arches visible on the building exterior, originally, these exterior walls were faced with colored marbles," from Architecture Week's Great Buildings website.

Material/Medium

concrete

Measurements

Dome span 142 feet

Reproduction Type

Digital photograph

Reproduction Source

jpg

ID Number

2013ita046

Files

2013ita046.jpg
Date Added
June 4, 2013
Collection
LTU Digital Images
Item Type
VRA Core
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Citation
“Pantheon,” LTU Digital Images, accessed August 9, 2022, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/6.