L’ambone dell’arcivescovo Agnello | La cattedrale della Resurrezione


Under the third arch in the right nave there is the ambo of the archbishop Agnellus (557-570), as we read on the dedicatory epigraph on the hem of the parapet. The sculpture (second half of the 6th century) shows a characteristic pyrgo shape (tower-like). The original stairs miss. The ambo is decorated with 36 panels; inside each panel a symbolic animal is engraved: doves, peacocks, fish, deer, ducks and lambs; they represent the joy of creation in Heaven. The relief is nearly flat and it lacks three-dimensionality as Byzantine taste imposed in art.