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#2864: Apse Mosaic: St. Apollinaris

Photo 2864: Apse Mosaic: St. Apollinaris - Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna

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Photo ID
2864
Credit
Title
Apse Mosaic: St. Apollinaris
Caption
At the bottom of the 6th-century apse mosaic is the namesake of the basilica labeled with the inscription SANCTVS APOLENARIS. He is shown in prayer, interceding on behalf of his flock who are represented below by lambs. This is the first known example of choosing a subject other than Christ in Majesty for the apse decoration. Around the saint is a soft green backdrop populated with rocks, birds, and plants. Among the greenery are pine trees, which can still be seen growing outside the church.
Geotag
44.380297° N, 12.233030° E
Uploaded
December 2, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600