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Ανασκαφή: Θεραπευτήριο ο Αγ. Δημήτριος

San Vitale: one of the most important examples of early Christian Byzantine art and architecture in Western Europe. Ravenna, Italy

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.

A Byzantine mosaic in the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome.


Gorgeous Mosaics

Im going to make a similar design on the round table I found today in my alley! It's in perfect condition for this kind craft!

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul - massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture." // photo by erhan sasmaz

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The Spiritual Power of the Sign of the Cross

Byzantine Part II: Here is a depiction of Jesus during the Byzantine period of the Middle Ages. During this time, Christ was perceived as supreme and victorious.


Brilliant and Beautiful Animal Rock Mosaics!

Gorgeous little snail. The link is broken, so I couldn't find out what the material outlining it is.

from Mosaic Art Source

Galla Placidia Mausoleum – Smalti & Mosaic Gold – Byzantine Mosaics – Ravenna, Italy

1 of 8: The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia is a highly important Byzantine mausoleum in Ravenna, Italy. “It is the earliest and best preserved of all mosaic monuments, and at the same time one of the most artistically perfect”.

San Vitale Ravenna, mosaic of Empress Theodora entering the church bearing the wine for the sacrament