Milan, S Ambrogio, Chapel of S Vittore

Also known as S Vittore in Ciel d'Oro
Era 4AD - 5AD
Location Piazza Sant'Ambrogio, 15, 20123 Milano MI, Italy

The mosaics of the chapel of S Vittore in Ciel d’Oro in the church of S Ambrogio seem to post-date the death of the great Milanese saint, Ambrose, in 397, and may be fourth or early fifth century. In the centre of the eponymous golden dome, St Victor is depicted in bust form, clutching a cross and a book framed by a floral wreath. Below, a group of saints is depicted on the chapel walls forming part of a complicated mosaic programme in which the sacred history of Early Christian Milan and the persecution and sanctification of the Milanese Christian population is shown.