In the 4th century, many people knew of the portrait depicting Jesus with long hair and a beard face. Inspired by ancient Greek and Roman gods, the work of Marcellinus and Peter is one of the most widely known adult versions of Jesus.
By the 5th century, the mosaic “The Good Shepherd” found in the tomb of Galla Placidia reproduces the image of Jesus with bold ancient Roman nuances. Once again he appeared with a face without beard, but more specifically, with a halo behind his back and attire in regal colors.
However, the mosaic found at the Hagia Sophia in the 6th century shows an image of Jesus when he was born to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Surrounded by ancient Roman emperors offering him the city of Instanbul.