Photo © 2008 David Joyal/Art History Images. All rights reserved.
|Caption:||The central tower of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, viewed from southeast in morning light. The small brick structure dates from around 430 AD, making it one of the oldest monuments in Ravenna. Shaped like a Greek cross and covered with magnificent Byzantine mosaics inside, it was probably built as an oratory rather than a mausoleum. Galla Placidia, a powerful Roman empress, was never buried here but probably commissioned the building.|
|Keywords:||mausoleum mausoleo galla placidia ravenna italy byzantine c5 late antiquity early christian year430 oratory church exterior outside sunny architecture brick tower crossing south east|
|Digital Size:||3888 x 2592 pixels|
|Print Sizes:||16.2 x 10.8 inches @ 240 dpi|
13.0 x 8.6 inches @ 300 dpi
|Created:||May 10, 2008|
|Uploaded:||December 2, 2009|