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21-AUG-2005 James L. Board

Basilica of Saint Vitale, nave dome (detail)

Ravenna, Italy

An extraordinary example of Byzantine architecture, the Basilica of Saint Vitale was built between 527 & 548.

Recognized for its beautiful Byzantine mosaics, the Basilica of Saint Vitale nave holds a surprise. The dramatic fresco in the dome is well preserved and extremely realistic in its appearance. The angels, flowers and clouds appear to float near an opening in a dome surrounded with ornate, seemingly three-dimensional decorations. The composition draws your eye through the dome and up towards heaven.

For a larger view of this fresco, please see;

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