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#2654: Sarcophagus of Constantius III: Front Panel

Photo 2654: Sarcophagus of Constantius III: Front Panel - Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna

Photo Details

Photo ID
2654
Date
2008-05-09
Location
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna
Description
Detail of the so-called Sarcophagus of Constantius III in the left niche of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. For stylistic reasons, this sarcophagus has been dated to the late 5th century. The front panel bears a relief of a lamb standing upon a rock that is gushing streams of water, representing the Four Rivers of Paradise. The lamb has a halo with the Christogram (Chi Rho), so clearly represents Christ, the Lamb of God. On either side are two lambs without haloes, probably representing the apostles, and two palm trees, representing victory. The lid has Christograms at the corners.
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
Resolution
4000 x 2664 px
File Size
5.10 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
44.420973° N, 12.197061° E
Date Digitized
May 9, 2008
Date Uploaded
March 17, 2010
Credit
David Joyal