Christ the Redeemer: Jesus, flanked by an archangel against a golden background, is depicted as young, beardless and with a cruciform halo ringed and crossed by inlaid discs of mother of pearl in this detail of the Christ the Redeemer Byzantine mosaic filling the apse dome of the 6th century AD Basilica of San Vitale at Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The mosaic dates from within a few years of Byzantium’s capture of Ravenna from the Ostrogoths in 540 AD. The city is now Western Europe’s greatest centre for the study of Byzantine art and architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Christ the Redeemer: Jesus, flanked by an archangel against a golden background, is depicted as young, beardless and with a cruciform halo ringed and crossed by inlaid discs of mother of pearl in this detail of the Christ the Redeemer Byzantine mosaic filling the apse dome of the 6th century AD Basilica of San Vitale at Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.   The mosaic dates from within a few years of Byzantium’s capture of Ravenna from the Ostrogoths in 540 AD.  The city is now Western Europe’s greatest centre for the study of Byzantine art and architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stock Photo
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Christ the Redeemer: Jesus, flanked by an archangel against a golden background, is depicted as young, beardless and with a cruciform halo ringed and crossed by inlaid discs of mother of pearl in this detail of the Christ the Redeemer Byzantine mosaic filling the apse dome of the 6th century AD Basilica of San Vitale at Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The mosaic dates from within a few years of Byzantium’s capture of Ravenna from the Ostrogoths in 540 AD. The city is now Western Europe’s greatest centre for the study of Byzantine art and architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy: Jesus Christ, flanked by an archangel against a golden background, is depicted as young, beardless and with a cruciform halo ringed and crossed by inlaid discs of mother of pearl in this detail of the Christ the Redeemer Byzantine mosaic filling the apse dome of the 6th century AD Basilica of San Vitale. This mosaic was created within a few years of Byzantium’s capture of Ravenna from the Ostrogoths in 540 AD. The ancient city on Italy’s northern Adriatic coast had previously served as the capital of the Western Roman Empire. Its Byzantine rule lasted into the 8th century, when it became the capital of the Lombard kings. Ravenna is now renowned as Western Europe’s greatest centre for the study of Byzantine art and architecture and it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. D0695.A8312
Location: Basilica di San Vitale, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy