Created in 1261, the Deesis (Final Judgement) Mosaic 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. In this image we see John the Baptist who flanks Jesus on the right.
- © 2014 Kevin Dyer | A World In Focus
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