Christ in Majesty at Cosmas and Damian, Rome

7th century
Mosaic
Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian, Rome

In the apse Christ makes a welcoming gesture as Saints Paul and Peter (left and right respectively) present Saints Cosmas and Damian. Paul is recognizable by his pointy beard and receding hairling, Peter by his short, square beard. Cosmas and Damian are bringing their martyr's crowns to the encounter. The sheep along the bottom margin represent the twelve apostles.

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