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Mosaics, Santa Prassede, Rome, early 9th century Mosaics from the early 9th century, under Pope Paschal. The church is dedicated to Saint Praxedes and her sister Saint Pudentiana, daughters of Saint Pudens. The sisters were martyred because they provided Christian burials for martyrs, against Roman law. A Smarthistory video with Richard Bowen (courtesy of Context Travel, and Drs. Beth Harris and Steven Zucker). Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.