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Santa Maria Maggiore: Nave Mosaic (c. 435): Moses and the Ark

Nave Mosaic (c. 435): Moses and the Ark

Scenes from Deuteronomy. Top left: Moses gives the Law to the Israelites. Top right: Moses dies on a mountain. Bottom: Four Levites carry the Ark of the Covenant, as priests look on. Detail of mosaic in the nave, set up by Pope Sixtus III (432-40). Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Italy.