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#2707: Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes

Photo 2707: Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes - Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna

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Photo ID
2707
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Title
Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes
Caption
The miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fishes. One of a series of 26 mosaic panels illustrating the life of Christ in Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna. The earliest known cycle on the subject, they date from c.500-20 AD under the rule of Theodoric the Goth. Theodoric was an Arian Christian and these panels are a rare example of Arian art. They show Christ naturalistically and in a traditional Hellenistic-Roman artistic style. The mosaics were unaltered by the Catholics who took possession of the church in 560 except for the addition of cruciform haloes around Christ's head.
Geotag
44.416770° N, 12.204899° E
Uploaded
February 9, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600