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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).

    The Three Kings & the Star

  • Pliny, our main source for Greek artists, reports that the mid-sixth-century B.C. architect and sculptor,

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas


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