Discuss the mosaics in the San Vitale with regard to church and state.

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In the mosaics of the grand arch, we can see Saints Gervasius and Protasius. Their likenesses refer to their martyrdom, either during the reign of Emperor Nero or Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Their father, the martyred Saint Vitalis of Milan, also appears next to the figure of Jesus Christ, who sits on a blue...

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