Mosaic from the Church of the Apostles, Madaba, Jordan. The ruins of this Byzantine church date to 578 AD, and are currently being restored. On the floor is a mosaic depicting the twelve apostles and Thalassa, a woman representing the sea. Known as the  "Personification of the Sea", the mosaic shows Thalassa emerging from the sea, surrounded by mythical aquatic creatures, rams, bulls, parrots and exotic vegetation. Here we see a face from the border. The mosaic was signed by a mosaicist named Salamanios. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Mosaic from the Church of the Apostles, Madaba, Jordan. The ruins of this Byzantine church date to 578 AD, and are currently being restored. On the floor is a mosaic depicting the twelve apostles and Thalassa, a woman representing the sea. Known as the "Personification of the Sea", the mosaic shows Thalassa emerging from the sea, surrounded by mythical aquatic creatures, rams, bulls, parrots and exotic vegetation. Here we see a face from the border. The mosaic was signed by a...
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