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#2724: Remorse of Judas

Photo 2724: Remorse of Judas - Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna

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Photo ID
2724
Credit
Title
Remorse of Judas
Caption
"When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders. 'I have sinned,' he said, 'for I have betrayed innocent blood.'" (Matthew 27:3-4). 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