The ‘Deesis’ (Final Judgement) mosaic depicts a Pantocrator (omnipotent ruler of the universe) Jesus asking for forgiveness on Judgement Day. He Is holding a bible in his left hand and giving a gesture of blessing with his right. Created in 1261, it was plastered over in 1453 with the fall of Constantinople to the muslim Ottomans, who converted it into a mosque. They were uncovered the first time in the 1840’s only to be plastered over again until their final restoration in 1936.
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