Emperor Justinian and Attendants.
Mosaic on north wall of the apse
8 ' 8" by 12 '
Church of San Vitale.
In this large piece, it is easy to discern …show more content…
Not only is repetition used for the columns on the sides of the mosaics containing pearls and emeralds and sapphires, as well as those same gems ordered around the Mosaic there is also a abundance of threes. When looking at the Justinian Mosaic it can be separated into three quadrants. On the left side there are soldiers and court officials, in the middle there is Justinian and on the right side, the representatives of the church are shown. In Theodora 's mosaic her mosaic can be seperated into quadrants of three is as well. The dark and doorway with the knotted curtain on the left, the small recess behind the main figure of the Empress as the middle, and to the far-right an open entryway with a stripes curtain pulled up. Finaly, when paired with the mosaic in the apse of San Vitale it is clear that the emperor and Empress are likened to that of Christ by wearing the same purple robes (as well as having