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  Hagia Sophia?s Mary with Emperors
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  • Hagia Sophia’s Mary with Emperors - Istanbul
      Hagia Sophia?s Mary with Emperors
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Hagia Sophia’s Mary with Emperors - Istanbul
      Hagia Sophia?s Mary with Emperors
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Hagia Sophia’s Mary with Emperors - Istanbul
      Hagia Sophia?s Mary with Emperors
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 

The mosaic of the Virgin with Constantine and Justinian, also known as the Mosaic of the Donors is located above the door to the Vestibule of the Warriors. In the center is the Virgin Mary seated on a throne holding the Christ Child. On the right is Constantine the Great offering her the city of Constantinople, which he made a great imperial city. On the left is Emperor Justinian who is offering her a (not very accurate) model of Hagia Sophia, which he rebuilt to its current splendid proportions in less than six years.
It is still one of the oldest mosaics in Hagia Sophia; it probably dates from the late 10th century.
A mirror has been placed above the exit to alert visitors to the mosaic behind them.

You can watch my 1 min 18 sec HQ Video Istanbul Hagia Sophia part XI Mosaics out of my Youtube channel with Greek Orthodox Christian Music - The Thrice Holy Hymn (Mount Athos Version) Pl. 1st Tone.

Address: Ayasofya Meydani, Sultanahmet
Directions: You may watch my high resolution photo of Istanbul on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 41° 0' 30.13" N 28° 58' 45.46" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Mary with Emperors .
Phone: +90 212 522 1750
Website: http://www.ayasofyamuzesi.gov.tr/

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  • Written May 8, 2009
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