Lot Defends His Guests Against the Sodomites

12th-13th century
Mosaic
Cathedral of the Assumption, Monreale, Sicily

Summarizing Genesis 19:1-14, the inscription says angeli dirigunt [de celo civitatem?], "The angels go [from Heaven to the city of?] Sodom. The Sodomites besiege Lot's house." I can't figure out the abbreviations d (or o) cɫ-ct.

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Photographed at the cathedral by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.