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GetCOO | Palazzo di Teodorico | Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

Palazzo di Teodorico | Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

⚉ THE MOSAIC SERIES ⚉

The palatine church of Theodoric, intended for Arian worship, was reconciled with Catholic rites and some of the mosaic areas replaced with other subjects are visible. These replaced areas are of Byzantine origin, those of Theodoric’s time are rooted in the Hellenistic-Roman tradition. Of the oldest construction, the marvellous mosaics with the largest mosaic surface of ancient times have survived.