Ravenna, Italy: Battistero Degli Ariani: Saints Paul and Peter 1

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Sheppard, Beth M.
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5/21/2017
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Italy , Ravenna , Battistero Degli Ariani , Arian Baptistery , Arian Baptistry , Ceilings , Mosaics , Apostles in Art , Saint Peter in Art , Saint Paul in Art , Andreas in Art , Saints in Art
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In the lower register of the ceiling's mosaic of the Battistero degli Ariani (Arian Baptistery; Arian Baptistry), below and upside down from the central medallion, Saints Paul and Peter are depicted on either side of a jewelled cross with a garment draped over it, positioned on a throne. This is known as the hetoimasia and is probably a reference to Christ's second coming. Paul (on the left) holds a scroll, whereas Peter (on the right) holds keys. A portion of Andreas, the apostle behind Peter, is visible in the photo.
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