A Portrait of Boethius in Ravenna
A 6th century portrait of the philosopher Boethius has been discovered in Ravenna, Italy. This is an excerpt of “Boethius, Justinian and the Ravenna Mosaics.” The portrait is located in the mosaic of the Imperial Panel of Justinian in San Vitale and we learn that Boethius stands next to the Emperor Justinian. The mosaic portrait has been compared, by a forensic expert, to an ivory portrait of Boethus, and the two portraits match. This is an astonishing discovery and the implications are important: Please go to “Boethius, Justinian and the Ravenna Mosaics” for the details.