Mosaics and monuments of Ravenna

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Mausoleum of Galla Placidia - "The exquisite Ravenna mosaics" by @Kathryn Burrington

Ravenna mosaics

Mausoleum of Galla Placidia - "The exquisite Ravenna mosaics" by @Kathryn Burrington

Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna.The church was begun in 527, when Ravenna was under the rule of the Ostrogoths, and completed in 548 during the Byzantine Exarchate. The church is of extreme importance in Byzantine art, as it is the only major church from the period of the Emperor Justinian I to survive virtually intact to the present day. Furthermore, it is thought to reflect the design of the Byzantine Imperial Palace Audience Chamber, of which nothing at all survives.

Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna.The church was begun in 527, when Ravenna was under the rule of the Ostrogoths, and completed in 548 during the Byzantine Exarchate. The church is of extreme importance in Byzantine art, as it is the only major church from the period of the Emperor Justinian I to survive virtually intact to the present day. Furthermore, it is thought to reflect the design of the Byzantine Imperial Palace Audience Chamber, of which nothing at all survives.

Ravenna mosaic - curtain and garb

Ravenna mosaic - curtain and garb

6 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”.

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

6 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”.

Sant'Apollinare Nuovo - Ravenna, Italy  (Pinner's note:  Several mosaics depicted on this page!)

Sant'Apollinare Nuovo - Ravenna, Italy (Pinner's note: Several mosaics depicted on this page!)

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 mosaic

Ravenna mosaic

6th c. Mosaic: Ravenna, St. Vitale, Theodora's Procession ( note silk garments, especially at left by visible sheen)

6th c. Mosaic: Ravenna, St. Vitale, Theodora's Procession ( note silk garments, especially at left by visible sheen)

Ravenna Mosaic, love the detail created using mosaic.

Ravenna Mosaic, love the detail created using mosaic.

Galla Placidia starry sky, mosaic Ravenna Italy

Galla Placidia starry sky, mosaic Ravenna Italy

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