The Passion Mosaics at Sant'Apollinare Nuovo: Detail, the arrest of Jesus

6th century
Church of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna

This is one of the 13 mosaics of the Passion and Resurrection of Christ along the upper band of the right wall of the nave. The men hustling Jesus off to the Sanhedrin wear chasubles over dalmatics, signifying ecclesiastical status. Mark says they were "from the chief priests and the scribes and the ancients" (14:43, cf. Matthew 26:47 and John 18:3).

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