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Sant'Apollinare in Classe: Sarcophagus of Theodorus: "Archepiscopus"

Sarcophagus of Theodorus: "Archepiscopus"

Detail of the sarcophagus of Bishop Theodorus, which was made in the 5th century and reused for the bishop when he died in 688 AD. On the lid, which is decorated with three chi-rho reliefs, is a simple epitaph: "Here rests Theodorus, Archbishop." The main panel of the sarcophagus has a relief of a chi-rho flanked by peacocks and vines.

Credit: Holly Hayes