Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna: sculptural detail of a sarcophagus

RIBApix ref no RIBA25495
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryItaly
CityRavenna
Subject Date0549
Image Date1963
ViewInterior
StyleByzantine
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ITA/688 (ES2253.7)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This church, consecrated in 549, is an important monument to Byzantine art. Numerous marble sarcophagi dating from the 5th to 8th century stand in the two aisles.

Subject tags

tombs, churches, sculpture, marble