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Hinton St Mary Mosaic: Pomegranate
Image ID
7569
Title
Hinton St Mary Mosaic: Pomegranate
Caption
This rare mosaic comes from the center of a mosaic pavement in a 4th-century Roman villa. It was discovered in the village of Hinton St Mary (Dorset) in 1963. It is the earliest known image of Christ in Britain and the only known portrait of Christ used in a mosaic pavement. Instead of a halo there is a Chi-Rho (first two letters of Christ in Greek) monogram behind his head. The pomegranates symbolize resurrection. British Museum, London.
Date Created
October 14, 2010
File Type
JPG
Original Resolution
5616 x 3744 pixels
File Size
17.24 MB
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length
57 mm
ISO
2000
Credit Line
Holly Hayes / EdStockPhoto
Copyright Status
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