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From Ravenna, Italy, we see the famous mid-sixth-century mosaic of the wise men from the Basilica of St. Apollinarius (they are also in a mosaic of the Byzantine empress Theodora, appearing as embroidered figures on the hem of her mantle, at Ravenna's San Vitale).
Pliny, our main source for Greek artists, reports that the mid-sixth-century B.C. architect and sculptor,