St. Agnes  Early Christian Mosaics from the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries: Rome, Naples, Milan, Ravenna.  Fourteen Plates in Color.  Translated from the German, 1946.  Jewelled belt, wrapped over dress, decorated underdress and fabric belt. Wonderfully complex hair style. I love it.

St. Agnes Early Christian Mosaics from the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries: Rome, Naples, Milan, Ravenna. Fourteen Plates in Color. Translated from the German, 1946. Jewelled belt, wrapped over dress, decorated underdress and fabric belt. Wonderfully complex hair style. I love it.

Ravenna, Italy -- Beautiful Byzantine mosaics.  Portrait of Empress Theodora by San Vitale.

Ravenna, Italy -- Beautiful Byzantine mosaics. Portrait of Empress Theodora by San Vitale.

The most famous of the surviving Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople - the image of Christ Pantocrator [wiki]

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The most famous of the surviving Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople - the image of Christ Pantocrator [wiki]

Angel from 12th century Byzantine Mosaic on Cupola of the Martorana Church in Palermo

Figure of An Angel from 12th century Byzantine Mosaic on Cupola of the Martorana Church in Palermo

Angel from 12th century Byzantine Mosaic on Cupola of the Martorana Church in Palermo

Jesus Banishes the Merchants Out of the Temple ~ One of the beautiful Byzantine mosaics in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily (12th century) #lsicilia #sicily #monreale

Jesus Banishes the Merchants Out of the Temple ~ One of the beautiful Byzantine mosaics in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily (12th century) #lsicilia #sicily #monreale

Medieval Byzantine mosaic 14th, seraph from the spandrels of the atrium, Church S.Marco, Basilica, Venice, Italy

Medieval Byzantine mosaic 14th, seraph from the spandrels of the atrium, Church S.Marco, Basilica, Venice, Italy

Jesus Christ, a Byzantine mosaic in the interior of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey.

Jesus Christ, a Byzantine mosaic in the interior of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey.

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