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#2730: Christ with a Group

Photo 2730: Christ with a Group - Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna

Photo Details

Photo ID
2730
Date
2008-05-10
Location
Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna
Description
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.
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Resolution
3777 x 2490 px
File Size
8.48 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
44.416770° N, 12.204899° E
Date Digitized
May 10, 2008
Date Uploaded
December 2, 2009
Credit
Holly Hayes