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#2660: Sarcophagus of Valentinian: Lamb of God

Photo 2660: Sarcophagus of Valentinian: Lamb of God - Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna

Photo Details

Photo ID
2660
Date
2008-05-09
Location
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna
Description
Lamb of God with cross on the so-called Sarcophagus of Valentinian III in the west (right) niche of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. Traditionally associated with Valentinian III (d.455) but now dated to the beginning of the 6th century, the tomb has a front panel carved into three niches. The side niches have fluted columns and an arch enclosing a shell and a cross; the central one has a pointed roof instead of an arch. Inside it are two doves perching on the arms of a tall cross, which stands on a rock from which four rivers flow and on which the Lamb of God stands. The back has a similar design, but was done much more quickly and simply. The lid is carved with a pattern like overlapping fish scales over the top and Greek crosses within medallions on the end.
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
Resolution
3888 x 2592 px
File Size
9.72 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
44.420973° N, 12.197061° E
Date Digitized
May 9, 2008
Date Uploaded
December 2, 2009
Credit
David Joyal