Mosaic with the Virgin Mary, Constantine and Justinian, Hagia

Illustration

Carole Raddato
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published on 09 March 2018

Mosaic panel located at the southwestern entrance of the basilica Hagia Sophia (Istanbul) depicting the emperor Constantine I holding a model of the city of Constantinople (right), the emperor Justinian I holding a model of Hagia Sophia (left) and the Virgin Mary holding the Child Christ on her lap, 10 century CE.


About the Author

Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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