EdStockPhoto

#2620: Emperor Justinian

Photo 2620: Emperor Justinian - San Vitale Basilica, Ravenna

Photo Details

Quick Facts

Photo ID
2620
Credit
Title
Emperor Justinian
Caption
Detail of mosaic on the left wall of the apse (526-47 AD) depicting Emperor Justinian (r. 527-65) and his entourage. Justinian was one of the most powerful Byzantine emperors and a great church-builder. He stands in the center of the mosaic, wearing imperial purple and holding a large gold paten, the plate on which the bread is placed for Mass. To his left is Maximian, Archbishop of Ravenna, holding a jeweled cross.
Geotag
44.420617° N, 12.196380° E
Uploaded
December 2, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600