Emperor Justinian and Courtiers, c. 547, San Vitale, Ravenna. Byzantine Art (600-800). Roman Catholic vs. Eastern Orthodox Religions. The split of the empire also causes a religious rift, creating the Catholic Church in the West and the Orthodox Church in the East.
San Vitale, Ravenna, c. 526-547
The Good Shepherd, c. 4th c. AD. Catacomb of Saints Pietro and Marcellino, Rome.Christ in Art