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Title: Ravenna, Museo Nazionale, Sinopia proveniente da Sant'Apollinare in Classe (prima dello stacco)
Start date: 500
End date: 599
Historical Period: Early Byzantine/Late Antique Period

The restoration of the apse mosaics of the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe, made from 1970 to 1976, discovered the preparatory drawings of a different iconographic program from the one executed in mosaic.
In place of the twelve lambs and the figure of Saint Apollinaris, the first idea was a band containing a cross in the center and on the sides pairs of peacocks between baskets of fruit, flowers and garlands.
The right part of the sinopia was detached and today it is conserved in the National Museum of Ravenna.

Place: Museo Nazionale, Italy  
Languages: No linguistic content; Not applicable
Medium: pigment
Project: BYZART Project  
Fond: Biblioteca Classense Mario Mazzotti Archive  
Physical type: layers (components)
Material and technique: drawing (image-making)
Data provider: Museum of Ravenna  
License: All rights reserved
Rights holder: Polo Museale Emilia Romagna  
Appears in Collections:BYZART

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