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Chirst And archangels
San Michele Church in Ravenna
church of San Michele in Africisco in Ravenna, Italy, and was dedicated by bishop Vittore in May 545 C.E., and consecrated by the archbishop Maximianus in 547 C.E. The mosaic depicts Christ in the center, with the Archangels Gabriel and Michael on either side. The frieze of vine and doves is supposed to represent the twelve apostles.
 

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The Ravenna Mosiac came from the church of San Michele in Africisco in Ravenna, Italy, a. The mosaic depicts Christ in the center, with the Archangels Gabriel and Michael on either side. The frieze of vine and doves is supposed to represent the twelve apostles.

Gabrihel

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The basilica was paid for by the banker Guiliano Argentario, and was originally meant as an offering to the Archangel Michael.The church survived until the time of Napoleon, when it was dismantled and sold to fill one of his requisitions.

 

Byzantine capitals are of endless variety.
the CAPITALs OF CONSTANTINOPLE AND SURROUNDING AREAS


emphasize on the last syllable, from Latin capitellum head" to caput head" or the pillar , formerly also called the capitals , is the upper conclusion of a pillar , an ante , a pillar

Eastern Romanesque or Byzantine capitals are of endless variety. The Classical Roman composite capital would seem to have been the favourite type they followed at first. Subsequently the block of stone was left rough as it came from the quarry, and the sculptor evolved new designs to his own fancy, so that one rarely meets with many repetitions of the same design

The capital is clearly sculpted. It is an important ornamental element and mostly floral, with volutes , or figurative running. Over the course of history, various formations of the capitals have been developed, which investigates stylistics . The transition from the round of the column to the square cover plate is the formal basic theme of the column capitals.
 

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3 impost capital decorted with grapeand pine cones 2nd quarter 6 centry for use on a ciborium (canopy)

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4 Two Fighter capitals with vine leaves and pine cones Two Impost Capitals Decorated with Grapevines and Pine Cones

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5 Constantinople, second quarter of the 6th century Marble The small size speaks for use on a ciborium (canopy)

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8 Constantinople,impost capital with a zigzag pattern

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9 Constantinople, 6th Centry

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10 Constantinople, Capital 6-7 cen

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11 2nd quarter 6 centry

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12 2nd quarter 6 centry

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13 2 quarter 0f 5 centry octopus and acanthus leaves pick up older gems

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14 One of three marching capitals

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15 Two of three marching capitals

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13 2 quarter 0f 5 centry octopus and acanthus leaves pick up older gems

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In Hagia Sophia, there are 140 monolithic columns

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The capitals of the columns are carved with acanthus and palm tree leaves

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None of the bowl capitals are identical.

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