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The Transfiguration of Jesus (6th century)
This mosaic inside the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe symbolically represents the story of Jesus' Transfiguration on Mount Tabor. Here, the transfiguration is represented by a large disc that encloses a starry sky with a cross and the face of Christ. A hand protruding from the clouds represents the divine presence. At the side of the disc, the figures of Elijah and Moses are represented by the three lambs. The Basilica of Sant'Apollinare was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as it was considered “an outstanding example of the early Christian basilica in its purity and simplicity of its design and use of space and in the sumptuous nature of its decoration.”  

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