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Great holmertz 2020-06-06 3:22

Hello Jorge,
They may have dark eyes, but the child's hair looks rather blond, not likely to have been very common in the Middle East 2,000 years ago, but probably common in Russia when this mosaic was made. I agree that it is very cleverly made, looking very much like a painting until I enlarged the photo. The light is well handled and the well decorated columns provide nice frames.
Kind regards,
Gert

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Old 06-06-2020, 01:48 PM
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gert

many portuguese, that are a product of a big racial mix, have usually blond hair while boys and girls and dark eyes, I and my brother and my nephews were this way. this is a sign of Visigoths blood and russia has a mix too with populations in asiatic part, maybe the artists were trying to create a Jesus more similar with the local racial mix. at same time is nice to see as the typical indian Buddha was transformed by the artists to be chinese, japanese and korean in his images while there.

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jorge
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