Emperor Justinian, Bishop Maximianus, and attendants
Mosaic from the north wall of the apse, San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy. As head of state, the haloed Justinian wears a huge jeweled crown and a purple cloak
he carries a large golden paten (plate for Eucharistic bread) that he is donating to San Vitale for the celebration of the Eucharist. Bishop Maximianus at his left holds a jeweled cross and another churchman holds a jewel-covered book. Government officials stand at Justinians right, followed by barbarian mercenary soldiers, one of whom wears a neck torc, another a Classical cameo cloak clasp.
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