St. Paul

First half of 5th century
Mosaic
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna, Italy

As in most early images, the saint wears a shorter form of the Roman toga over a white ankle-length tunic or alb. As in almost all images, he is balding from the front. But this mosaic does not give him the usual pointy beard.

The portrait is found in one of the apses:




The first image in full resolution
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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.