The Angel of St. Matthew

5th century
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna, Italy

One could think of this image as an angel or as how it is described in Revelation 4:7, "an animal having a face as if of a man." (According to 4:8 all four animals are winged.)

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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.