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Title:Martyr Vitale and Christ as the Judge (detail)
Notes:Mosaic within the concha of the apse depicting the paradisical garden watered by four rivers, in which Christ the Judge, clothed in imperial purple, seated on a blue sphere and holding seven seals, is flanked by two angels presenting Bishop Ecclesius who is offering a model of the church and Vitalis who is about to be crowned by Christ as a martyr.
Building:Basilica di S. Vitale (Ravenna, Italy)

Scripture:Romans 5:1-5
Genesis 2:10-14
Person as Subject:Ecclesius, Bishop
Vitalis (martyr)
Jesus Christ
Lectionary links:ANYDy
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- Italy -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73G22

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Attribution:Martyr Vitale and Christ as the Judge (detail), from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved October 22, 2016]. Original source: Images donated by Patout Burns, Vanderbilt University.
Record Number:31934 Last Updated: 2011-04-09 14:51:33 Record Created: 2003-09-05 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition