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#3352: Byzantine Capital

Photo 3352: Byzantine Capital - Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna

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Photo ID
3352
Credit
Title
Byzantine Capital
Caption
Sant'Apollinare in Classe has a tall and wide nave with side aisles, 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 6th-century imperial workshop of Proconnesos. The beautiful capitals are known as the "butterfly" or "leaves blown by the wind" type.
Geotag
44.380297° N, 12.233030° E
Uploaded
May 13, 2011
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600