In this picture one can tell, even without knowing who it is, that this man was a holy man. Aureole where used to depict someone as being holy.
This piece gives us an idea of how the crosses where made which represented Christianity during the Byzantine period.
The medallion gives a demonstration of the mixture of cultures which interacted amongst each other in the Byzantine Empire.
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Museum of Russian Icons
The Jewish Museum, London
Monastery of St. John the Theologian, Patmos, Greece
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