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Apse Mosaic detail with Vitalis, Angel and Christ, San Vitale, Ravenna | by profzucker
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Apse Mosaic detail with Vitalis, Angel and Christ, San Vitale, Ravenna

San Vitale is one of the most important surviving examples of Byzantine architecture and mosaic work. It was begun in 526 or 527 under Ostrogothic rule. It was consecrated in 547 and completed soon after. The mosaics date between 546 and 556.

 

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Taken on February 28, 2013