The Magi: Anonimo (6th c.) Mosaico Sanit-Apollinare

Anonimo (6th c.) Mosaico Sanit-Apollinare. This art can be found in the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna, Italy.

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This one has the names of the magi above their heads. BALTHASSAR (middle aged), MELCHIOR (youngest), GASPAR (oldest). Kehrer was of the opinion that the names were added to this mosaic “at a date much later than that of the mosaics themselves”. [1]

Three white males.

There is an eight pointed star.

They are wearing Phrygian caps instead of crowns.

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The master list of magi images is here.

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