Mosaic of Leo VI from the Narthex of Hagia Sophia

This mosaic stands above the main Imperial door from the inner narthex into the sanctuary of Hagia Sophia.  Leo was married too many times and this mosaic was a result of his problems with the Church.

Creation - Christ Deesis Mosaic in Hagia Sophia

Learn how the Deesis mosaic of Christ was created, this page is loaded with details you never knew about each stage of its construction.