The Ascension

Syria, 6th century
Engraved ampulla

The image is much like the contemporary Rabbula Gospels illustration except that it does not picture the chariot from Ezekiel 1. Christ blesses the viewer from his throne within a mandorla that four angels carry aloft. Directly below, Mary stands in orant posture. The two Apostles on her right and left could be Saints Peter and Paul.

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