Martyr Vitale and Christ as the Judge (detail).
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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:San Vitale, Ravenna

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

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Copyright Source:Prof. Patout J. Burns
Copyright Permission:Permission for non-commercial use with the attribution
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 May 28, 2024]. Original source: Prof. Patout J. Burns.
Record Number:31934 Last Updated: 2022-07-07 15:41:37 Record Created: 2003-09-05 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition