Ravenna, Basilica di San Vitale, Teodora e il suo seguito

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Contributor

Vittore
Maximinian

Creator

San Vitale Ravenna master mosaicists

Description

Basilica of San Vitale, presbytery, south wall, mosaic decoration: Empress Theodora and her retinue. The scene is depicting the East Roman Empress Theodora, crowned in a golden halo, with crown and jewels. She is holding a golden chalice, standing next to court ladies and two dignitaries.

Current Ownership

Ravenna Diocese

Subject

Empress Theodora and her retinue

Chronology Specific

540-547

Chronology Period

6th c. AD

Technique

Content Provider

Museum of Ravenna

Original Collection

Biblioteca Classense, Mario Mazzotti Archive

Content Rights