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Unformatted text preview: A circular halo is used for Christ, Mary, and saints. Mary's circular halo is usually elaborately decorated. The circular halo of a saint is usually plain. Cruciform Halo Slide 9-4: Florence Baptistry Ceiling Nova Lux Slide Set, Firenze The Greek cross within a circle (cruciform nimbus) is used only when portraying Christ. In the San Giovanni ceiling, notice that the figure of God is also in the shape of a Greek cross, within a circle. Both can be taken as an examples of squaring the circle....
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- Fall '10
- Christian terms, Saint, Florence Baptistry Ceiling, circular halo