The Resurrection, St George’s Orthodox Church, Texas
This Orthodox Resurrection mosaic is also called the Harrowing of Hades or Descent to Hades. It depicts Christ delivering the righteous of Old Testament times, in this case, Adam, Eve, St John the Baptist and King David. The rocks are like the jaws of Hades opening, or like the waves of the Red Sea parting.
Venetian smalti and gold tesserae