Ravenna - Mosaics in the Bishop's Palace

Also known as the
Archiepiscopal Museum, the remaining mosaics are fragments left of what covered the apse of the first church: they are not Roman originals but of the early 12th century. The most beautiful and intact is that of the Madonna, praying in the eastern manner; other fragments give some idea of its composition - the life of Sant' Apollinare, the patron saint and evangeliser of Ravenna; scenes of the Resurrection, and Saints Peter and Paul. In the Chapel of Sant' Andrea are mosaics of flowers, figures of Christ, and at least 99 species of birds.











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