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#2731: Christ Enthroned

Photo 2731: Christ Enthroned - Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna

Photo Details

Photo ID
2731
Date
2008-05-10
Location
Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna
Description
Mosaic of Christ enthroned surrounded by angels in Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, c.500 AD. The mosaic was made under the Arian rule of Theodoric the Ostrogoth (496-526) and left in place by the Catholics who took over the basilica in c.560. The cruciform halo was added in this later period. Like the other mosaics of this period in the basilica, Christ is depicted naturalistically in the Hellenistic-Roman tradition. This contrasts with the more stylized Byzantine (c.560) Virgin and Child on the other side of the nave.
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Resolution
3846 x 2517 px
File Size
9.82 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
44.416770° N, 12.204899° E
Date Digitized
May 10, 2008
Date Uploaded
December 2, 2009
Credit
Holly Hayes