Jesus Christ, flanked by the feathered wings of archangels against a background of golden tesserae, is depicted as young, beardless, and with a cruciform halo ringed and studded by inlaid discs of mother of pearl in this close detail view of the Christ the Redeemer mosaic filling the apse dome of the 6th century AD Basilica di San Vitale at Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The mosaic was created a few years after Byzantium captured Ravenna 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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Jesus Christ, flanked by the feathered wings of archangels against a background of golden tesserae, is depicted as young, beardless, and with a cruciform halo ringed and studded by inlaid discs of mother of pearl in this close detail view of the Christ the Redeemer mosaic filling the apse dome of the 6th century AD Basilica di San Vitale at Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.   The mosaic was created a few years after Byzantium captured Ravenna 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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Jesus Christ, flanked by the feathered wings of archangels against a background of golden tesserae, is depicted as young, beardless, and with a cruciform halo ringed and studded by inlaid discs of mother of pearl in this close detail view of the Christ the Redeemer mosaic filling the apse dome of the 6th century AD Basilica di San Vitale at Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The mosaic was created a few years after Byzantium captured Ravenna 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 the feathered wings of archangels against a background of golden tesserae, is depicted as young, beardless and with a cruciform halo ringed and studded by inlaid discs of mother of pearl, in this close detail of the Christ the Redeemer Byzantine mosaic that fills the apse dome of the 6th century AD Basilica di San Vitale. This mosaic was created just a few years after Ravenna had been captured by Byzantium 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 a UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned as Western Europe’s greatest centre for the study of Byzantine art and architecture. D0695.A8318
Location: Basilica di San Vitale, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy