The Apse Mosaic at Cefalù Cathedral: Detail, The Virgin Orant with Angels

1145-70
Mosaic
Cathedral of the Transfiguration, Cefalù, Sicily

The area of the apse shown here is directly below the great Christ Pantocrator. The figures flanking the Virgin are archangels, as signified by their halos and sceptres. They are labeled with their names (left to right): Saint Raphael, Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel, Saint Uriel.

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