The Three Wise Men (named Balthasar, Melchior, and Gaspar); detail from:
Byzantine
Three Wise Men, Sant'Apollinare Nuovo
"Master of Sant'Apollinare": The Three Wise Men (named Balthasar, Melchior, and Gaspar); detail from: "Mary and Child, surrounded by angels," 526 CE. Mosaic from a Ravennate italian-byzantine workshop. Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy. Photo: Nina Aldin Thune



'... on the World Heritage List ... "both the exterior and interior of the basilica graphically illustrate the fusion between the western and eastern styles characteristic of the late 5th to early 6th century. This is one of the most important buildings from the period ...'



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