Ktisis (Creation)
House of Eustolios, Kourion, Cyprus. Floor Mosaic, 5th c.

Nearby inscription: "This house, in place of its ancient armament of walls and iron and bronze and steel, has now girt itself with the much venerated symbols of Christ." 

Apse Mosaic
Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, Rome, 9th c.

Mosaic with Christ, Saints, & the Patron, Pope Paschal I (who holds a model of the church)

Crucifixion Fresco
Mid-13th c.

Tatlarin Kilisesi, Nevşehir, Cappadocia.

Christ Pantokrator and Prophets
Church of Theotokos Pammakaristos, ca. 1310

Parekklesion, Constantinople (Istanbul). Built under the patronage of Maria Glabas.


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