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#2925: Nave

Photo 2925: Nave - Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna

Photo Details

Photo ID
2925
Credit
Title
Nave
Caption
Nave looking east. The basilica has a tall and wide nave with side aisles. There are 58 wide windows, including five in the apse, which flood the interior with light. The nave is supported on two dozen slender marble columns topped with Byzantine carved capitals. These are not ancient spoils, but a perfectly matched set made specifically for the church in the imperial workshop of Proconnesos.

Originally the nave walls and clerestory were covered in mosaics (as can still be seen at Sant'Apollinare Nuovo) but these have all disappeared. The lower part of the wall and the spandrels of the arches are now decorated with frescoes and stucco of the 18th century. The fresco medallions depict bishops of Ravenna.
Geotag
44.380297° N, 12.233030° E
Uploaded
December 2, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
ISO
1600