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|Caption:||The risen Christ invites a doubting Thomas the Apostle to inspect his wounds, after which Thomas believes. 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.|
|Keywords:||sant'apollinare nuovo apollinare nuovo basilica church ravenna italy c6 christian year500 arian theodoric ostrogothic mosaic panel biblical nt jesus christ life roman byzantine goth golden doubting thomas apostle apostles risen post-resurrection wounds proof evidence saint|
|Digital Size:||3741 x 2418 pixels|
|Print Sizes:||15.6 x 10.1 inches @ 240 dpi|
12.5 x 8.1 inches @ 300 dpi
|Created:||May 10, 2008|
|Uploaded:||December 2, 2009|