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Empress Theodora

Detail of mosaic on the right wall of the apse, depicting Empress Theodora - courtesan, actress, and wife of Justinian - with her court. Corresponding to Justinian's paten on the other wall, the empress holds the cup of communion. San Vitale Basilica, Ravenna, Italy.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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