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Salonicco (Grecia): Hosios David: Mosaico absidale

Apsidal mosaic of the Katholikon in the Latomou monastery (Hosios David) with the depiction of a scene of a Theophany. The centre of the composition is occupied by the youthful figure of Christ seated on an arch symbolizing heaven, within a large, brilliant glory. The four rivers of Paradise (the Phison, Geon, Tigris and Euphrates) flow beneath his feet, their waters feeding the river Jordan. The …