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Nave Mosaic (c. 435): Exodus

The Exodus: Pharoah's army drowns in the Red Sea as the Israelites escape on dry land (left). On the right, Pharaoh's army pours out of a walled city. Detail of mosaic in the nave, set up by Pope Sixtus III (432-40). Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Italy.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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