Basilica of San Vitale, presbytery, groin vault, wall mosaic decoration: the Agnus Dei is represented in a clypeus on the vault. On the four groin vault panels, four angels are supporting the central clypeus, which is surrounded by the decorative pattern of acanthus branches. On the four arris, garland motifs are depicted, with peacocks, standing on globes endways.

(Ravenna Diocese)
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Subject Termsacanthus ~ ornament, ornament ~ festoon, garland, lamb bearing cross or banner, 'Agnus Dei' ~ symbol of Christ, Byzantine art, Archaeology, Byzantine (culture and style), mosaic (process), pâte de verre (glass), stone (worked rock), stones (worked rocks), gold (metal), Au, wall coverings, wall covering
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