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Byzantine mosaic of women from the court of Justinian and Theodora, Church of San Vitale, Ravenna. Dating to the reign of Justinian (5th-6th century CE). Gustav Klimt visited Ravenna in 1903, where he had the opportunity to see these lavish Byzantine mosaics http://laurashefler.net/arthistory2010/?cat=1

Byzantine mosaic of women from the court of Justinian and Theodora, Church of San Vitale, Ravenna. Dating to the reign of Justinian century CE). Gustav Klimt visited Ravenna in where he had the opportunity to see these lavish Byzantine mosaics

The Empress Theodora (corrected perspective) | One of the mo ...

Died today Theodora, wife of the Roman Emperor Justinian I The Great. She was one of the most influential and powerful Roman Empresses

Italy, Ravenna the Vine and the Dove symbols of the resurrection, 6th century Byzantine mosaic in San Vitale

Byzantine Mosaic -- The Vine & Dove Symbols Of The Resurrection -- Century -- San Vitale, Italy

6th century Byzantine mosaic, St Vitale, Ravenna

The two men on the right have tablions. A tablion is a square piece of embroidered fabric to symbolize status.

Theodora's retinue of Ladies, one of whom is likely Princess Julia Anicia. Mosaic from the San Vitale church in Ravenna

Theodora's retinue of Ladies, one of whom is likely Princess Julia Anicia. Mosaic from the San Vitale church in Ravenna

Byzantium. Clothing: ornate tunic, bejeweled hair, gold and pearls.

Theodora, a Byzantine Mosaic of a powerful woman.

Empress Theodora was one of the most influential and powerful women in the Early Middle Ages. She was the wife of Emperor Justinian I and joint ruler of the Byzantine Empire.Many decisions concerning the government were made by Theodora.

Ravenna's sixth-century Basilica di San Vitale holds the West's most spectacular Byzantine mosaics.

Ravenna's sixth-century Basilica di San Vitale - holds the West's most spectacular Early Byzantine mosaics.

The Empress Theodora (500 – 28 June 548) wife of Justinian I, San Vitale, Ravenna. Theodora wasn't born in purple but Justinian married the woman he loved, she got to be Empress after a life as a prostitute but her low past made her a fighter for women's rights and a good ruler.

The Empress Theodora – 28 June wife of Justinian I, San Vitale, Ravenna.

Cross - detail from the 6th century Byzantine mosaic in the apse of the basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe (Ravenna, Italy)

Image for paper bag batik. Cross - detail from the century Byzantine mosaic in the apse of the basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe (Ravenna, Italy)

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