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Cefalù cathedral, mosaics, apse, Pantocrator with open book

Cefalù cathedral, mosaics, apse, Pantocrator with open book

This is a detail of the huge figure of the Pantocrator in the semidome of the apse at Cefalù. The mosaic was completed by the time of the dated mosaic inscription of 1148. The open book includes the text of John 8:12 in Greek and Latin, “I am the light of the world: whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” D'Emilio photo archive no. s19780709_1915u (13.4.20/JD
Galleries: Apse mosaics with Pantocrator (Christ as ruler of all), Inscribed books in mosaic, Italy 1140s, Mosaic, Mosaics, interior, Cefalù cathedral, Tituli in mosaics
Keywords: Pantocrator, cruciform halo, gospel book
Photo Location: Cefalù, Italy
Photographer: Dr. James D’Emilio
Device Make: Nikon
Device Model: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED
Original Dimensions: 3610×5334
Picture Orientation: Portrait
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Picture Number: 22646