Nave Mosaic (c. 435): Moses and the Spies
Top: Moses in front of the Tabernacle, sending out the spies to a Canaanite city (Numbers 8:2). Bottom: Moses, Joshua and Caleb are protected from stoning (Numbers 14:10). Detail of mosaic in the nave, set up by Pope Sixtus III (432-40). Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Italy.