Photo © 2008 Holly Hayes/Art History Images. All rights reserved.
|Caption:||Detail of mosaic on the right wall of the apse, depicting Empress Theodora - courtesan, actress, and wife of Justinian - with her court. Corresponding to Justinian's paten on the other wall, the empress holds the cup of communion. "Embroidered" onto her robe is a small depiction of the Three Magi, indicating her intention to associate herself, as many Christian rulers have, with the biblical kings who brought gifts to the Christ Child.|
|Keywords:||ravenna italy emilia-romagna san vitale vitale basilica church byzantine christian c6 empress theodora historical entourage court three magi adoration|
|Digital Size:||4500 x 3159 pixels|
|Print Sizes:||18.8 x 13.2 inches @ 240 dpi|
15.0 x 10.5 inches @ 300 dpi
|Created:||May 9, 2008|
|Uploaded:||January 31, 2010|