TUESDAY, 11 FEBRUARY - FACE NO 11
|Empress Theodora - Jez|
Then I saw in one of Faye's '29 Faces' posts that she used the term 'jumping off point', and it just described what I wanted to do. Thank you Faye.
So the mosaic in the church of San Vitale at Ravenna was the jumping off point for my Face No 11 for the 29 Faces challenge. She was Empress Theodora, the consort of Justinian I, Roman Emperor. Not a happy-looking chick, but I don't suppose I would have enjoyed being a Roman Emperor's consort, and that head-dress must have weighed a ton.
I still haven't managed to work out what the thing on her shoulder in the mosaic is supposed to be, but I could use one because the strap of my shoulder bag is always slipping off my shoulder when I'm out in town.
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