Giustiniano e Teodora | San Vitale


The panel depicts the oblatio Augusti et Augustae. Justinian, surrounded by a halo of glory (sign of the divine origin of imperial power), advances with the gold paten, the symbol of the Eucharistic bread. Between the Emperor and Maximian Giuliano Argentario stands out. In the sacredness of this action, the Church of Ravenna is exalted by Justinian. Maximian leads the procession with the cross, the decorated book and the censer which are sacred, imperial and ecclesiastical symbols.