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Dick Osseman | all galleries >> Istanbul >> Museums - Müzeler >> Aya Sofya >> Mosaics in the Hagia Sophia >> Imperial gate mosaic > Istanbul Aya Sofya imperial entrance
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Istanbul Aya Sofya imperial entrance

Istanbul Aya Sofya imperial entrance

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From the end of the 9th century this is the mosaic above the Emperors Portal. Christ sits on a jewel studded throne. He holds a book with “Peace be to you all. I am the light of the world.” Thus, with the blessing hand upward, he is known as Pantocrator (Creator of the Universe). At his feet Leo VI. In medallions Maria and an angel.

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Guest 15-Jan-2006 11:49
your photos are gorgeous, they make me want to learn more about this, also to visit these beautiful buildings. Thank you