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#4726: Emperor Justinian and Entourage (c.547 AD)

Photo 4726: Emperor Justinian and Entourage (c.547 AD) - San Vitale Basilica, Ravenna

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Photo ID
4726
Credit
Title
Emperor Justinian and Entourage (c.547 AD)
Caption
Detail of mosaic on the left wall of the apse (c.547 AD) depicting Emperor Justinian (r. 527-65) and his entourage. Justinian was one of the most powerful Byzantine emperors and a great church-builder. He stands in the center of the mosaic, wearing imperial purple and holding a large gold paten, the plate on which the bread is placed for Mass. To his left is Maximian, Archbishop of Ravenna, holding a jeweled cross. Some of the other men hold objects as well, including a censer, an ornate book, and a soldier's shield displaying Christ's monogram, the Chi-Rho.
Geotag
44.420617° N, 12.196380° E
Uploaded
February 1, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600