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Title: Ravenna, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Mosaici absidali e arco trionfale
Start date: 500
End date: 699
Historical Period: Early Byzantine/Late Antique Period

Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe, wall mosaic decoration of the apse. It is divided into two parts: in the upper one there is a large clipeus framing a starry sky with a jeweled cross and the face of Christ, above it appears the Hand of God and on the sides are depicted Moses and Elijah .
The three lambs depicted under the two prophets symbolize the saints Peter, James and John, alluding to the Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor.
In the lower one there is a green valley with rocks, plants, birds and the figure of St. Apollinaris in the center. He's depicted in the act of praying God to give grace to his faithful, symbolized by twelve white lambs.
The symbols of the four evangelists and the figure of Christ in the center are depicted in the upper register of the triumphal arch. Below them are represented twelve lambs coming out of the cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Place: Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Italy  
Languages: No linguistic content; Not applicable
Medium: pâte de verre (glass)
gold (metal)
stone (worked rock)
Project: BYZART Project  
Fond: Biblioteca Classense Corrado Ricci Archive  
Physical type: wall coverings
Material and technique: mosaic (process)
Data provider: Museum of Ravenna  
License: All rights reserved
Rights holder: Polo Museale Emilia Romagna  
Appears in Collections:BYZART

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