Piazza del Duomo
This mosaic from the royal church of
Monreale, Sicily (late 12th century) was designed for the apse. The subject is
Christ as the Pantocrator, with the Virgin, angels, and saints surrounding him.
The mosaic was part of King Roger's effort to import the glory of Byzantium to
Sicily as a symbol of his power.
Text from Microsoft Encarta
More Photos of the Cathedral Mosaics
Story of the Comnenian period Byzantine Mosaics
in the courtyard
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