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Ravenna, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Trasfigurazione, Sant'Apollinare

Basilica of Saint Apollinaire in Classe, wall mosaic decoration, apse half-dome: Transfiguration and Saint Apollinare representations. Christ is represented by the jewelled cross framed in the blue clypeus, which is decorated with 99 golden stars; god’s figure is depicted on the small medallion on cross centre. Inscriptions are on clypeus extremities: Greek word “ixzus” is on top, Latin expression…