Ravenna: Baptistery of the Orthodox

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The Baptistery of the Orthodox (Neonian Baptistery; Baptistery of Neon; Battistero Neoniano; Orthodox Baptistery; Battistero Ortodosso; Baptistry of the Cathedral). Originally constructed by Bishop Ursus, the brick Neonian Baptistery was rebuilt and decorated with marble, stucco, and mosaics at the end of the 5th century by Bishop Neone. It is also referred to as the Orthodox Baptistery to distinguish it from the Arian Baptistery, which was built 50 years later by King Theodoric. Photographs in this collection were taken by Dr. Beth M. Sheppard in 2017. Metadata cataloging was contributed by Shelley Rogers.