324 CE-726 Early Byzantine Art

ANTHEMIUS OF TRALLES and ISIDORUS OF MILETUS, aerial view of Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey, 532-537.

ANTHEMIUS OF TRALLES and ISIDORUS OF MILETUS, interior of Hagia Sophia (looking southwest), Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey, 532-537.

Aerial view of San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy, 526-547.

Interior of San Vitale (looking from the apse into the choir), Ravenna, Italy, 526-547.

Choir and apse of San Vitale with mosaic of Christ between two angels, Saint Vitalis, and Bishop Ecclesius, Ravenna, Italy, 526-547.

Justinian, Bishop Maximianus, and attendants, mosaic on the north wall of the apse, San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy, ca. 547.

Theodora and attendants, mosaic on the south wall of the apse, San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy, ca. 547.

Saint Apollinaris amid sheep, apse mosaic, Sant’Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna, Italy, ca. 533-549.

Transfiguration of Jesus, apse mosaic, Church of the Virgin, monastery of Saint Catherine, Mount Sinai, Egypt, ca. 548-565.

Virgin (Theotokos) and Child between Saints Theodore and George, icon, sixth or early seventh century, Encaustic on wood, 2′ 3″ X 1′ 7 3/8″.  Monastery of Saint Catherine, Mount Sinai, Egypt.

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