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01 Feb

Neoniano Baptistery (Battistero Neoniano), Ravenna, Italy

Orthodox Baptistery Neonian Corner Mosaic Young Detail Ravenna Italy

Orthodox Baptistery Neonian Corner Mosaic Young Ravenna Italy

Orthodox Baptistery Neonian Cupola Mosaics Ravenna Italy

Orthodox Baptistery Neonian Dome Mosaic Baptism Ravenna Italy

Orthodox Baptistery Neonian Font Painted Ravenna Italy

Orthodox Baptistery Neonian Marble Doves Ravenna Italy

Orthodox Baptistery Neonian Marble Mosaics Dome Ravenna Italy

Neoniano Baptistery (Battistero Neoniano)

The baptistery was built in the 5th century. In the center of the cupola (dome) is a mosaic showing John the Baptist baptizing Christ, surrounded by 12 crown-carrying Apostles. The octagonal baptistery originally served a cathedral but the cathedral no longer stands.

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