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Theodora, Basilica di San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy

Justinian's empress, Theodora, is also given a portrait in the Basilica of San Vitale. She is shown carrying a vessel for Eucharistic wine, and her bejeweled head is surrounded by a halo. The background of Theodora's portrait is more complex than that of her husband, featuring architectural details and rich hangings.


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