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It turns out that my Image of the Week, which I cited as a wonderful example of Byzantine mosaic, might not even be a mosaic at all. Rather, it could very well be a painting on wood. A misreading on my part led to my error, which I discovered when I encountered the same image on a different site which made clear that the image is a wood painting. That being the case, here’s an actual example of Byzantine mosaic. Note, again, the details present in the color gradations of Christ’s hair and beard. Note, again, the “glowing” nature of the work. And note Your Narrator covering up a moderately embarrassing goof. Sigh….

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