Arch Mosaic: Christ with Peter and Paul
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Arch Mosaic: Christ with Peter and Paul

Bust of a bearded Christ flanked by Saints Peter and Paul. Detail of arch at the entrance into the presbytery, decorated with medallions containing busts of Christ and the Twelve Apostles. Around each medallion is a pair of dolphins with crossed tails. 526-47 AD. San Vitale Basilica, Ravenna, Italy.