Byzantine Jesus

Byzantine Jesus

Byzantine-era Jesus inside the Haghia Sophia. One thing that struck me is that before halos became gold ring-looking things hovering over the heads of Jesus, Saints and 5year-old Angels, they looked more like what some would describe as an aura. A similar ring is often shown in depictions of Gautama the Buddha as well as Hindu deities. Sometimes it is a ring, sometimes it resembles fire, and at other times it is like a sun with golden rays reaching out in every direction, but the theme remains the same…


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