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#2895: Apse Mosaic: St. Apollinaris

Photo 2895: Apse Mosaic: St. Apollinaris - Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna

Photo Details

Photo ID
2895
Date
2008-05-10
Location
Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna
Description
At the base of the 6th-century apse mosaic is a portrait of the basilica's namesake, 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 an apse decoration. Around the saint is a soft green backdrop populated with rocks, birds, and plants. Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna, Italy.
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Resolution
4100 x 2669 px
File Size
10.88 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
44.380297° N, 12.233030° E
Date Digitized
May 10, 2008
Date Uploaded
May 3, 2010
Credit
Holly Hayes