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#2662: The Four Gospels

Photo 2662: The Four Gospels - Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna

Photo Details

Photo ID
2662
Credit
Title
The Four Gospels
Caption
Detail of a mosaic in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, dating from c.430 AD. It shows an open cabinet with four books inside, labeled with the names of the Four Evangelists. The books are clearly the Four Gospels of the New Testament, and this is an important early depiction of them as a canonical set. On the right is the fiery iron grate on which St. Lawrence (who is shown further to the right) was martyred.
Geotag
44.420973° N, 12.197061° E
Uploaded
December 2, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600