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Title: Ravenna, Basilica di San Vitale, Mosaico del sacello di San Vitale
Start date: 400
End date: 499
Historical Period: Early Byzantine/Late Antique Period

Basilica of San Vitale, floor mosaic from the ancient sacellum (shrine) of San Vitale. It was discovered during the restoration works in the Basilica coordinated by Giuseppe Gerola between 1911 and 1915. At the center of a decoration with geometric motifs is a vase surrounded by different kinds of birds, flowers and vegetal elements. At the bottom of the vase there are two peacocks,

Place: Basilica of San Vitale, Italy  
Languages: No linguistic content; Not applicable
Medium: stone (worked rock)
Project: BYZART Project  
Fond: Biblioteca Classense Mario Mazzotti Archive  
Physical type: mosaics (visual works)
Material and technique: mosaic (process)
Data provider: Museum of Ravenna  
License: All rights reserved
Rights holder: Ravenna Diocese  
Appears in Collections:BYZART

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