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Santa Maria Maggiore: Nave Mosaic (c. 435): The Sun Stands Still

Nave Mosaic (c. 435): The Sun Stands Still

Joshua stands on a hill above the Israelite army and commands the sun and moon to stand still (Joshua 10:12-13). Detail of mosaic in the nave, set up by Pope Sixtus III (432-40). Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Italy.