Call of Peter and Andrew
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|Title:||Call of Peter and Andrew|
|Caption:||Christ calls Peter and Andrew to be his disciples. One of a series of 26 mosaic panels illustrating the life of Christ in Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna. The earliest known cycle on the subject, they date from c.500-20 AD under the rule of Theodoric the Goth. Theodoric was an Arian Christian and these panels are a rare example of Arian art. They show Christ naturalistically and in a traditional Hellenistic-Roman artistic style. The mosaics were unaltered by the Catholics who took possession of the church in 560 except for the addition of cruciform haloes around Christ's head.|
|Digital Size:||4000 x 2611 pixels|
|Print Sizes:||16.7 x 10.9 inches @ 240 dpi|
13.3 x 8.7 inches @ 300 dpi
|Uploaded:||April 17, 2013|