Theodora betrayed her husband, but soon came to her senses and realizing the seriousness of her fall, she became furious with herself, slapping herself on the face and tearing at her hair her conscience gave her no peace, and theodora went to a renowned abbess and told her about her transgression. When theodora retuned to constantinople, she gave up her old profession, and became a wool spinner in a house near the royal palace it was during this time that theodora caught the attention of justinian, who was at that point of time the heir to the byzantine throne. Theodora, the wife of the emperor justinian (qv), was born probably in constantinople, though according to some in cyprus, in the early years of the 6th century, and died in 547. Theodora, (born c 497 ce—died june 28, 548, constantinople [now istanbul, turkey]), byzantine empress, wife of the emperor justinian i (reigned 527-565), probably the most powerful woman in byzantine history her intelligence and political acumen made her justinian's most trusted adviser and. The empress theodora and her retinue the vi century basilica of san vitale in ravenna is a unique example of byzantine art and culture in recent times an important.
Powerpoint slideshow about 'title: empress theodora and her attendants artist: n' - happy an image/link below is provided (as is) to download presentation download policy: content on the website is provided to you as is for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from. View of empress theodora and her attendants mosaic south wall of the apse c547 ad byzantine art church of san vitale ravenna italy find premium, high-resolution photos at getty images. The empress theodora and retinue,'' basilica of san vitale, 547 san vitale have the mosaic of emperor justinian and empress theodora theodora mosaic is opposite the mosaic of justinian, his husband. Art 1301 final exam review angelica a the medium for theodora and her attendants is mosaic what is the church who's name is holy wisdom hagia sophia.
What was the significance of pearls as seen in empress theodora and her attendants a they were donated to the church b they represented the position of empress c. The holy and right-believing empress theodora (c 500-548) was empress of the roman empire and the wife of emperor justinian the great along with her husband, she is a saint in the orthodox church, commemorated on november 14. Theodora and attendants byzantine art, 547 ce italy mosaic in san vitale this is justinian's empress surrounded by her retinue her stiff and straight body differs from earlier roman art that made the body seem more relaxed.
Her older sister, comito, soon became a star, and theodora' first role was as an attendant for comito, carrying a little stool for her where comito might rest briefly between dances theodora herself did not shine as a dancer. Theodora's life story is at least as remarkable as her husband's, and her reputation just as mixed she was born around 495 ce in constantinople, where social and political life revolved around the rival chariot racing teams, the greens and the blues. Whatever else theodora was, she was hardly noble theodora's father was the bear keeper for the green faction at the hippodrome in constantinople he looked after the animals who provided the entertainment between chariot races, and she was the second of three daughters traditionally this job was. While theodora extends a large chalice, representing christ sacrificial blood, to the man next to her once the man has the large chalice, he is going to take it to the sanctuarythe meaning for the offerings are from the three magi, that were known to have taken valuable gifts to christ when he was born.
Theodora and attendants, mosaic from the south wall of the apse, san vitale, ravenna, italy, c 547 in this mosaic, theodora is holding the cup of wine for the procession of the eucharist in a twin mosaic, justinian holds the cup to disperse the bread. The 6th-century mosaics in this rather plain (on the outside) octagonal church are the biggest draw for tourists coming to ravenna seeing them in the flesh, they are exciting: byzantine emperor justinian and his court stare stonily across the apse at his wife, empress theodora and her followers. Start studying art chap 18 learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
After her father's death, when theodora was four, her mother brought her children wearing garlands into the hippodrome and presented them as suppliants to the blue faction from then on theodora would be their supporter. Theodora caught the eye of the middle-aged justinian, that he took her in marriage, and that her influence in byzantine his- tory was a consequence of her feminine charms fused with a. Theodora & callum is an accessories-based line featuring scarves, jewelry, dresses, tops, pants and caftans inspired by their travels drawing inspiration from. Study guide for exam 6 this exam covers the material in chapters 16, 17, and 18 while i cannot tell you exactly what theodora and her attendants.
As a result of this personal experience and connection, i felt implored to translate the image of empress theodora almost verbatim elaborating on the mosaic tiles depicting theodora and her attendants. Justinian and his attendants, artist unknown, is a 547 ad colorful and detailed apse mosaic, in a byzantine style it depicts a centered emperor in front of many military personal and clergymen the two dimensional landscape can be found in the church of san vitale , ravenna. Mosaic from the basilica of st vitale in ravenna depicting empress theodora and her entourage the women are all beautifully clothed, standing in a room with curtains and a fountain samuel wagstaff, jr, american, 1921 - 1987, sold to the j paul getty museum, 1984 this information is published.