Deesis Mosaic in Hagia Sofia on Flickr – by levork

12th century mosaic showing the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist before Christ.


Hagia Sofia. Fragment of mosaique 1 on Flickr – by Gavrusha


, originally uploaded by milanificent.

Jesus from the Deesis mosaic in the upper gallery of Hagia Sophia. It’s most impressive when looking right up at it.


Jesus mosaic detail on Flickr – by guranf


Jesus Mosaic Close up on Flickr – guranf


Mosaic face of Jesus on Flickr – by Mistress B


Mosaic, originally uploaded by Hadleywal.

All that’s left of Mary in the Deesis mosaic in the Hagia Sophia.


, originally uploaded by milanificent.

John the Baptist in the Deesis mosaic in the Hagia Sophia. More gold! ‘Byzantine’


St John the baptist mosaic on Flickr – by Mistress B