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#2643: Empress Theodora

Photo 2643: Empress Theodora - San Vitale Basilica, Ravenna

Photo Details

Photo ID
2643
Date
2008-05-09
Location
San Vitale Basilica, Ravenna
Description
Detail of mosaic on the right wall of the apse, depicting Empress Theodora - courtesan, actress, and wife of Justinian - with her court. Corresponding to Justinian's paten on the other wall, the empress holds the cup of communion. "Embroidered" onto her robe is a small depiction of the Three Magi, indicating her intention to associate herself, as many Christian rulers have, with the biblical kings who brought gifts to the Christ Child.
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Resolution
2592 x 3888 px
File Size
9.94 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
44.420617° N, 12.196380° E
Date Digitized
May 9, 2008
Date Uploaded
December 2, 2009
Credit
Holly Hayes