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Good Shepherd, mosaic in the lunette over west entrance, Oratory of Galla Placidia, Ravenna, Italy, 425-426

Miracle of the loaves and fishes, mosaic from the top register of the nave wall of Saint Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy, 504

Mosaic stars on the ceiling of the vault, Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Ravenna, Italy (mid 5th century)

The most famous of the surviving Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople - the image of Christ Pantocrator on the walls of the upper southern gallery. Christ is flanked by the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist. The mosaics were made in the 12th century.

Medieval Byzantine mosaic 14th, seraph from the spandrels of the atrium, Church S.Marco, Basilica, Venice, Italy

St. Agnes Early Christian Mosaics from the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries: Rome, Naples, Milan, Ravenna. Fourteen Plates in Color. Translated from the German, 1946. Jewelled belt, wrapped over dress, decorated underdress and fabric belt. Wonderfully complex hair style. I love it.

Emperor Justinian and his attendants, mosaic from the north sanctuary wall of the apse, San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy, c. 547

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Ravenna - i mosaici (reserve a seat in the next class for me!) Galla Placidia Fons Vitae

I will start from the beginning...Christ Pantokrator (the Saviour) from St Catherine's monastery at Mount Sinai. circa 6th century

Transfiguration, apse mosaic in the church of the Monastery of Saint Catherine, Mt. Sinai, Egypt, c. 530-65

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The Spiritual Power of the Sign of the Cross

Mosaic of Christ commissioned by Archbishop Maximian (546/556 AD), Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna