San Vitale--page 4 (of 4 pages)

548 C.E.

Page 1: exterior views and choir
Page 2: dome and mosaics of Theodora and retinue and Justinian and retinue
Page 3: mosaics on side walls
Page 4: church interior views and ambulatory; details of floor and capitals

Views of the ambulatory


Looking back toward the off-center entrance narthex

Each niche, defined by the heavy piers, is a three arch arcade with two delicate columns,adding complexity to the central plan. Note as well the women's gallery on the second floor that is situated above the ambulatory.

Floor designs


Arcade and capital designs

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