An Italian architect of the sixth century who is mentioned in the letters of Cassiodorus as charged by Theodoric the Great with the reparation of the aqueducts, baths, and other works in Rome. He is supposed to have been associated with the architect Daniel in the construction of the churches in Ravenna (Italy).

Elevation of the mausoleum of Theodoric on the side of the entrance. The arches of the lower story are peculiar in construction; the stones are dovetailed into each other

Covering in stone of the mausoleum of Theodoric at Ravenna.

Section through the entrance, showing the two stories.

Plan of the dome, thirty-six feet in diameter, of a single block of stone, from the quarries of Istria. The twelve handles at the side have served to suspend and elevate this enormous block; on the center are six holes, by which is supposed to have been fixed the Sarcophagus which contained the heart of Theodoric.

One of the arches from the Mausoleum of Theodoric, Ravenna.

Plan of the upper story with the two staircases.
Plan of the lower story.

6. Impost moulding of the arches of the lower story, and architrave of the entrance door.
7. Profile of the same.
8. Architrave and cornice of the doorway to the upper story.
9. Profile of the same.
10. Ornamen and profile of the mouldings of the panels under the archies of the upper story.
11. Elevation and section of the band under the dome.
12. Profile and ornaments of the external cornice.
13. Egyptian cornice, given by Pococke (vol. i., pl. lxix.), which offers some analogy to the above.
14. Profile of another Egyptian cornice, taken also from Pococke.




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