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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.
Date:521-547
Building:San Vitale, Ravenna
Object/Function:Mosaic
Material:Other
City/Town:Ravenna
Country:Italy

Scripture:Romans 5:1-5
Genesis 2:10-14
Person as Subject:Ecclesius, Bishop, 6th century
Vitalis (martyr), 2nd century
Jesus Christ (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:ANYDy
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- Italy -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73G22
71A3211

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Copyright Source:Image donated by Patout Burns
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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. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=31934 [retrieved May 15, 2021]. Original source: Image donated by Patout Burns.
Record Number:31934 Last Updated: 2021-02-17 13:57:24 Record Created: 2003-09-05 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition