Approaching the Good Shepherd in Ravenna

The Gallia Placdia Mausoleum in Ravenna, Italy, contains some of the most beautiful Byzantine mosaics.  Within its cruciform shape, the mausoleum includes a mosaic of the Good Shepherd, which is approached by the viewer as he or she passes below a vault of fanciful blue and yellow stars.

The Good Shepherd - Credit: Stefano Suozzo CC BY-SA 3.0

The Good Shepherd - Credit: Peter Milosevic CC BY-SA 4.0