St. Vitale - Agnus Dei.
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Title:St. Vitale - Agnus Dei
Notes:Mosaic in the center of the chancel vault depicting the Lamb of God set against a starry, deep-blue background inside a wreath which is supported by four angels each standing on a blue sphere. Lamb of God is one of the titles given to Jesus in the New Testament and consequently in the Christian tradition. It is believed to refer to Jesus' role as a sacrificial lamb atoning for the sins of man in Christian theology, harkening back to ancient Jewish Temple sacrifices in which a lamb was slain during the passover, the blood was sprinkled along the door, and the lamb was eaten.
Building:San Vitale, Ravenna

Scripture:Revelation 5:11-14
John 1:29-42
Lectionary links:AEpip02
General Subject:Lamb of God
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- Italy -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73G23

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Copyright Source:Prof. Patout J. Burns
Copyright Permission:Permission for non-commercial use with the attribution
Attribution:St. Vitale - Agnus Dei, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved June 19, 2024]. Original source: Prof. Patout J. Burns.
Record Number:31930 Last Updated: 2022-07-07 15:41:24 Record Created: 2003-09-05 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Wikipedia. Community authorship.