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the Basilica of St. Mark: Mesopotamia Mosaic from San Marco (1100-50)

Mesopotamia Mosaic from San Marco (1100-50)

Head fragment from a personification of Mesopotamia; part of the Pentecost mosaic in St. Mark's Basilica, Venice, 1100-50. The mosaic includes personifications of the nations to which the apostles would bring the gospel. Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.