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Nave Mosaic (c. 435): Quail from Heaven

Scenes from Exodus 14. Top: the Israelites complain to Moses and he prays to God. Bottom: quails fall from heaven. 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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