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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Bode Museum (Berlin, Berlin (state), Germany) Ident.Nr. 6642en_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 545-546 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknown (Byzantine)en_US
dc.date545-546en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-31T16:14:22Z
dc.date.available2013-12-31T16:14:22Z
dc.date.issued545-546en_US
dc.identifier245281en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2729en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/153722
dc.descriptionDetail, apse reveal decorated with vine and doves, symbolizing the Apostles, Archangel Michael to the right; The mosaic was acquired by the museum in 1844, but was much restored when moved from Ravenna in 1843. The physician saints Cosmus and Damian are depicted on the spandrel. In the apse, a youthful Christ stands in a paradise landscape against a golden background, flanked by the archangels Michael and Gabriel. The open book in his left hand has the Latin verses, "he who sees me, sees the father " (John 14.9) and "I and the father are one" (John 10.30). A narrow frieze of vine which is populated on both sides by (originally) six fluttering doves, symbols of the twelve apostles, decorates the apse reveal. The top band has Christ in judgment flanked by the archangels and the seven angels of revelation, standing in a sea mixed with fire. The small basilica of San Michele in Africisco was financed by banker Giuliano Argentario as a votive offering to Archangel Michael,consecrated in 547. The term “Africisco” is probably connected to the antique region of Phrygia, in Asia Minor. Source: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SMB Digital Database [website]; http://www.smb-digital.de/ (accessed 7/12/2013)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone and glass tesseraeen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectNew Testamenten_US
dc.subjectsaintsen_US
dc.subjectJesus Christen_US
dc.subjectMichael (Archangel)en_US
dc.subjectbirdsen_US
dc.subjectEarly Christianen_US
dc.subjectByzantineen_US
dc.titleApse Mosaic from the Church of San Michele in Africisco, Ravennaen_US
dc.title.alternativeApsismosaik aus der Kirche San Michele in Africisco zu Ravennaen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode7A3-EC-BOM-AMR-A05en_US
vra.culturalContextByzantineen_US
vra.techniquemosaic (process)en_US
vra.worktypemosaic (visual work)en_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Byzantine)en_US


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