Mosaic compositions decorate the chancel and the central cupola of St. Sophia Cathedral. They represent the main personages in the christian religion and are arranged strictly according to "heavens hierarchy". Mosaic is made of small pieces of smalt (tessera): from 2 cu mm to 1,6 cu cm large. Smalt is a combination of melt glass and paint got from salts and oxides of different metals; grinded and divided into small pieces of different form. The difficulty of mosaic mural art is that it must be...
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1 - 8 of 8 objects

-: The Orans

-: The Eucharist

-: The Church Fathers

-: The Annunciation

-: Pantocrator

-: Archangel

-: Mark the Evangelist

-: Deisis

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