The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception’s Basilica Mosaic

50 %
50 %
Information about The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception’s Basilica Mosaic
Design

Published on March 4, 2014

Author: rugostonellc

Source: slideshare.net

Description

Lorton, Virginia-based Rugo Stone, LLC, has completed a variety of projects in stonework throughout the greater Washington, D.C., region, in homes, churches, and government buildings. One of Rugo Stone, LLC’s most notable projects involved the installation of a colored-glass-tile mosaic spanning the ceiling dome of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

By Rugo Stone LLC

 Lorton, Virginia-based Rugo Stone, LLC, has completed a variety of projects in stonework throughout the greater Washington, D.C., region, in homes, churches, and government buildings. One of Rugo Stone, LLC’s most notable projects involved the installation of a colored-glass-tile mosaic spanning the ceiling dome of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

 Requiring the placement of 2.4 million tiles, the project began with the traditional production of mosaic glass (or tesserae) in specific shapes at a workshop in Italy. The pieces were then arranged in an image, affixed to paper, and shipped to the U.S. installers. Before the pieces were placed, the dome’s dimensions were carefully measured and marked with lines in a grid to ensure proper positioning. The mosaic tiles were then set in cement within specific sections of the dome and were allowed to dry before the paper was removed and the mosaic revealed. The ultimate cost of the project, depicting Mary, the Trinity, and several biblical scenes, was in the range of $3 million.

Add a comment

Related presentations

Related pages

Home-National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

... National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception online! The Basilica of the National Shrine of ... the mosaic of our great nation. The Basilica also ...
Read more

Mosaic Scenes - National Shrine of the Immaculate ...

Msgr. Walter R. Rossi welcomes you to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception's ... the National Shrine ... mosaic divides into ...
Read more

The Immaculate Conception Mosaic - National Shrine of the ...

... the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception's ... National Shrine: ... at the Vatican Mosaic Studio. The Immaculate Conception is a ...
Read more

Music - National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

The Basilica Series of Sacred Music. The National Shrine has ... of the National Shrine of the Immaculate ... Music brings to the Basilica ...
Read more

Patronages of the Immaculate Conception - Wikipedia

... The National Shrine of the Immaculate ... the Immaculate Conception's ... a mosaic of Our Lady of the Immaculate ...
Read more

Consistory 2010: Washington, D.C. Returns a Visit to Rome ...

... Our Hope" to Washington, DC, ... at St. Peter's Basilica in ... Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception's ...
Read more

St. Jude Shop | Facebook

St. Jude Shop, Havertown. 772 likes ... happening at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the ... Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate ...
Read more

Home - Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception strives to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ as a welcoming community of ... The National Catholic ...
Read more

Washington D.C. Trip April 6–9, 2006. Mom, Dad and Nick ...

Washington D.C. Trip April 6–9, 2006. Mom, Dad and Nick outside of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Washington, D.C ...
Read more