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> An occasionally recurring topic on this list is the use of a cruciform
> halo in representations of persons other than Christ.  One fairly well
> known instance is St. Januarius' ChiRho halo in Naples' Catacombe di San
> Gennaro.  When the matter last came up I was unable to find a decent
> Web-based view of this halo.  Here are two:
> http://www.aissca.it/aissca/immagini/SanGenn1ImageMosaic2.jpg
> http://www.aissca.it/aissca/immagini/SanGenn1particolare.jpg

John,
This is very similar to the halo of Christ in the apse mosaic of the San Aquilino 
chapel in S. Lorenzo Maggiore, Milan, dating from the late 4th century, I believe.
Cheers,
Jim Bugslag

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