Monday, November 28, 2011

Basilica di San Vitale 3

Basilica di San Vitale 3

Today I am sharing more photos of the mosaics in the Basilica di San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy. The first photo shows Jesus, in the middle, without a beard, the way he was portrayed in art in those days. Apparently the custom of showing Jesus with a beard became established later in the 6th century because there is a depiction of him with a beard in that church as well, which was finished in 546 AD.

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