Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy; St Agnes is depicted with her symbolic attribute: a lamb.

Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy; St Agnes is depicted with her symbolic attribute: a lamb.

Ravenna, Italy -- Beautiful Byzantine mosaics.  Portrait of Empress Theodora by San Vitale.

Ravenna, Italy -- Beautiful Byzantine mosaics. Portrait of Empress Theodora by San Vitale.

Angel from 12th century Byzantine Mosaic on Cupola of the Martorana Church in Palermo

Figure of An Angel from 12th century Byzantine Mosaic on Cupola of the Martorana Church in Palermo

Angel from 12th century Byzantine Mosaic on Cupola of the Martorana Church in Palermo

The most famous of the surviving Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople - the image of Christ Pantocrator [wiki]

Liberalism: Stuck Halfway Between Heaven and Earth

The most famous of the surviving Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople - the image of Christ Pantocrator [wiki]

Christ Enthroned, Byzantine mosaic from the Narthex of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Christ Enthroned, Byzantine mosaic from the Narthex of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

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