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Santa Maria Maggiore: Nave Mosaic (c. 435): Joshua

Nave Mosaic (c. 435): Joshua

Scenes from Joshua 5:13-16. Top: Joshua pays homage to angel, who holds a spear. Bottom right: Rahab lowers Joshua's spies from the walls of Jericho. Bottom left: the spies report to Joshua. Detail of mosaic in the nave, set up by Pope Sixtus III (432-40). Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Italy.