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  2. Thank you for this article. I have one addition to make from St. Catherine in the Sinai. Their mosaic over the main alter is of the Transfiguration. Their challenge was to portray Our Lord humanity and his divinity. Jesus is robed in bright white as one might expect. On the mosaic’s right, His hand is white like his garments. On the mosaic’s left, His hand is fleshly. This is one, if not the earliest mosaic/image, to deal with this subject and follows your treatment of the importance of organized iconology.

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