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Little left nowadays of Arian sect of Christianity. Here are mosaics, created in year 543, in the Arian Baptistery in Ravenna. Building was made during reigh of OstGoth king Theodorich, whose kingdom fell under the strokes of Byzanthic Empire during the reigh of his heirs.
Description of the mosaics from wiki:
"The Baptistry is octagonal in shape; inside are four niches and a dome with mosaics, depicting the baptism of Jesus by Saint John the Baptist. Jesus is shown beardless and naked, half-submerged in the Jordan. John the Baptist is wearing a leopard skin. On the left stands a pagan god in the guise of a white-haired, old man in a green cloak, holding a leather bag. He is the personalisation of the river Jordan. Above, the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove sprays lustral water from its beak."

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  • Copyright: Uhu Owl (Uhu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 0 N: 1712] (8609)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2010-06-13
  • Categories: Architettura
  • Esposizione: f/2.8, 1/40 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2010-07-04 8:56
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