Neonian Baptistery, Ravenna

Related person
Alexander Franks Noverre Musson (was created by)
end of the 4th or the beginning of the 5th century
The Baptistery is a simple octagonal plan brick building with four large niches spreading towards the exterior and with the doors buried (the original level is about three metres below the present one). It was splendidly decorated with mosaics by bishop Neone in 450. Inside, besides very beautiful mosaic decoration of Hellenic-Roman influence, several stucco-works and marble parts remain. In the middle there is an octagonal font of Greek marble and porphyry, reworked in the 16th century, which still preserves some original fragments.
Byzantine (476 Fall of Western Roman Empire - 1453 CE)