Empress Theodora and Her Attendants

Empress Theodora and Her Attendants

Date 547 CE

Movement Early Christian

Medium Mosaic

Located at San VitaleRavenna, Italy


Opposite the panel of Justinian, Theodora is depicted here as also preparing to enter the church, carrying wine for Communion. Like her husband, she is flanked by clergymen and her secular ladies-in-waiting.