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#2721: Road to Calvary

Photo 2721: Road to Calvary - Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna

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Photo ID
2721
Credit
Title
Road to Calvary
Caption
Simon takes up the cross of Christ on the road to Calvary (Via Dolorosa). 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
December 2, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600