• Christ Pantocrator  Wooden Panel from the Church of St. Martin de Tost, Circa 1220<br />
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Tempera with stucco metallic leaf reliefs and on a wood panel.<br />
Church of St. Martin de Tost. Robera of Urgellet, Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
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National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: 3905 MNAC<br />
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The wood panel comes from altar of St. Martin de Tost and shows Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The Tost panel is typical of the Catalan Romanesque painting.
  • Christ Pantocrator  Wooden Panel from the Church of St. Martin de Tost, Circa 1220<br />
<br />
Tempera with stucco metallic leaf reliefs and on a wood panel.<br />
Church of St. Martin de Tost. Robera of Urgellet, Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
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National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: 3905 MNAC<br />
<br />
The wood panel comes from altar of St. Martin de Tost and shows Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The Tost panel is typical of the Catalan Romanesque painting.
  • Christ Pantocrator  Wooden Panel from the Church of St. Martin de Tost, Circa 1220<br />
<br />
Tempera with stucco metallic leaf reliefs and on a wood panel.<br />
Church of St. Martin de Tost. Robera of Urgellet, Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: 3905 MNAC<br />
<br />
The wood panel comes from altar of St. Martin de Tost and shows Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The Tost panel is typical of the Catalan Romanesque painting.
  • Christ Pantocrator  Wooden Panel from the Church of St. Martin de Tost, Circa 1220<br />
<br />
Tempera with stucco metallic leaf reliefs and on a wood panel.<br />
Church of St. Martin de Tost. Robera of Urgellet, Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: 3905 MNAC<br />
<br />
The wood panel comes from altar of St. Martin de Tost and shows Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The Tost panel is typical of the Catalan Romanesque painting.
  • Christ Pantocrator  Wooden Panel from the Church of St. Martin de Tost, Circa 1220<br />
<br />
Tempera with stucco metallic leaf reliefs and on a wood panel.<br />
Church of St. Martin de Tost. Robera of Urgellet, Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: 3905 MNAC<br />
<br />
The wood panel comes from altar of St. Martin de Tost and shows Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The Tost panel is typical of the Catalan Romanesque painting.
  • Christ Pantocrator  Wooden Panel from the Church of St. Martin de Tost, Circa 1220<br />
<br />
Tempera with stucco metallic leaf reliefs and on a wood panel.<br />
Church of St. Martin de Tost. Robera of Urgellet, Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: 3905 MNAC<br />
<br />
The wood panel comes from altar of St. Martin de Tost and shows Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The Tost panel is typical of the Catalan Romanesque painting.
  • Christ Pantocrator  Wooden Panel from the Church of St. Martin de Tost, Circa 1220<br />
<br />
Tempera with stucco metallic leaf reliefs and on a wood panel.<br />
Church of St. Martin de Tost. Robera of Urgellet, Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: 3905 MNAC<br />
<br />
The wood panel comes from altar of St. Martin de Tost and shows Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The Tost panel is typical of the Catalan Romanesque painting.
  • Christ Pantocrator  Wooden Panel from the Church of St. Martin de Tost, Circa 1220<br />
<br />
Tempera with stucco metallic leaf reliefs and on a wood panel.<br />
Church of St. Martin de Tost. Robera of Urgellet, Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: 3905 MNAC<br />
<br />
The wood panel comes from altar of St. Martin de Tost and shows Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The Tost panel is typical of the Catalan Romanesque painting.
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of with a depiction of Christ Pantocrator on the apse and main altar, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • Absis d’esterri de Cardos a Romanesque painted altar front from the church of Saint Pau d’esterri de Cardos, Spain, Metal reliefs of Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the 12 Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15970.
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
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Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
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Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Absis d’esterri de Cardos a Romanesque painted altar front from the church of Saint Pau d’esterri de Cardos, Spain, Metal reliefs of Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the 12 Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15970.
  • Close up of the 13th century Byzantine Mosaic panel depicting Christ Pantocrator of the Basilica of San Frediano, a Romanesque church, Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Facade with Byzantine Mosaic panel depicting Christ Pantocrator of the Basilica of San Frediano, a Romanesque church, Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
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Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Facade with Byzantine Mosaic panel depicting Christ Pantocrator of the Basilica of San Frediano, a Romanesque church, Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Romanesque painted altar front from the church of Saint Pau d’esterri de Cardos, Spain, Metal reliefs of Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the 12 Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15970.
  • Romanesque painted altar front from the church of Saint Pau d’esterri de Cardos, Spain, Metal reliefs of Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the 12 Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15970.
  • Detail  Byzantine Mosaic panel depicting Christ Pantocrator and the Apostles on the Basilica of San Frediano, a Romanesque church, Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Close up of the  13th century Byzantine Mosaic panel depicting Christ Pantocrator of the Basilica of San Frediano, a Romanesque church, Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Christ Pantocrator  Wooden Panel from the Church of St. Martin de Tost, Circa 1220<br />
<br />
Tempera with stucco metallic leaf reliefs and on a wood panel.<br />
Church of St. Martin de Tost. Robera of Urgellet, Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: 3905 MNAC<br />
<br />
The wood panel comes from altar of St. Martin de Tost and shows Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The Tost panel is typical of the Catalan Romanesque painting.
  • Christ Pantocrator  Wooden Panel from the Church of St. Martin de Tost, Circa 1220<br />
<br />
Tempera with stucco metallic leaf reliefs and on a wood panel.<br />
Church of St. Martin de Tost. Robera of Urgellet, Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: 3905 MNAC<br />
<br />
The wood panel comes from altar of St. Martin de Tost and shows Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The Tost panel is typical of the Catalan Romanesque painting.
  • Absis d’esterri de Cardos a Romanesque painted altar front from the church of Saint Pau d’esterri de Cardos, Spain, Metal reliefs of Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the 12 Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15970.
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
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Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of with a depiction of Christ Pantocrator on the apse and main altar, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • Close up of the 13th century Byzantine Mosaic panel depicting Christ Pantocrator with angels on the Basilica of San Frediano, a Romanesque church, Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Close up of the  Byzantine Mosaic panel depicting Christ Pantocrator of the Basilica of San Frediano, a Romanesque church, Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • 13th century Facade with Byzantine Mosaic panel depicting Christ Pantocrator of the Basilica of San Frediano, a Romanesque church, Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Christ Pantocrator  Wooden Panel from the Church of St. Martin de Tost, Circa 1220<br />
<br />
Tempera with stucco metallic leaf reliefs and on a wood panel.<br />
Church of St. Martin de Tost. Robera of Urgellet, Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: 3905 MNAC<br />
<br />
The wood panel comes from altar of St. Martin de Tost and shows Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The Tost panel is typical of the Catalan Romanesque painting.
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Romanesque painted altar front from the church of Saint Pau d’esterri de Cardos, Spain, Metal reliefs of Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the 12 Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15970.
  • Romanesque painted altar front from the church of Saint Pau d’esterri de Cardos, Spain, Metal reliefs of Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the 12 Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15970.
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
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Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of with a depiction of Christ Pantocrator on the apse and main altar, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • Close up of the campinale & Facade with Byzantine Mosaic panel depicting Christ Pantocrator of the Basilica of San Frediano, a Romanesque church, Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Close up of the 13th century Byzantine Mosaic panel depicting Christ Pantocrator on the Basilica of San Frediano, a Romanesque church, Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Absis d’esterri de Cardos a Romanesque painted altar front from the church of Saint Pau d’esterri de Cardos, Spain, Metal reliefs of Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the 12 Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15970.
  • Christ Pantocrator  Wooden Panel from the Church of St. Martin de Tost, Circa 1220<br />
<br />
Tempera with stucco metallic leaf reliefs and on a wood panel.<br />
Church of St. Martin de Tost. Robera of Urgellet, Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: 3905 MNAC<br />
<br />
The wood panel comes from altar of St. Martin de Tost and shows Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The Tost panel is typical of the Catalan Romanesque painting.
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
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Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
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Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Twelfth century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse of Estaon depicting Christ Pantocrator ( In Majesty) surrounded by Byzantine style angels, and below scenes from the Baptism of Christ, from the church of Sant Eulalia d’Estaon, Vall de Cardos, Catalonia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15969
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, detail of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, detail of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, detail of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Romanesque painted altar front from the church of Saint Pau d’esterri de Cardos, Spain, Metal reliefs of Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the 12 Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15970.
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Romanesque painted altar front from the church of Saint Pau d’esterri de Cardos, Spain, Metal reliefs of Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the 12 Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15970.
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, detail of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Twelfth century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse of Estaon depicting Christ Pantocrator ( In Majesty) surrounded by Byzantine style angels, from the church of Sant Eulalia d’Estaon, Vall de Cardos, Catalonia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15969
  • Romanesque painted altar front from the church of Saint Pau d’esterri de Cardos, Spain, Metal reliefs of Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the 12 Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15970.
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
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Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
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Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
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Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
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Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
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Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
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Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Romanesque fresco of Christ Pantocrator in the altar vault of the Norman Church of St Mary's Kempley Gloucestershire, England, Europe
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
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Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, in which John The Baptist,  both shown in three-quarters profile, are imploring the intercession of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, in which the Virgin Mary & John The Baptist,  both shown in three-quarters profile, are imploring the intercession of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Romanesque painted altar front from the church of Saint Pau d’esterri de Cardos, Spain, Metal reliefs of Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the 12 Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15970.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Twelfth century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse of Estaon depicting Christ Pantocrator ( In Majesty) surrounded by Byzantine style angels, from the church of Sant Eulalia d’Estaon, Vall de Cardos, Catalonia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15969
  • Twelfth century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse of Estaon depicting Christ Pantocrator ( In Majesty) surrounded by Byzantine style angels, and below scenes from the Baptism of Christ, from the church of Sant Eulalia d’Estaon, Vall de Cardos, Catalonia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15969
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, detail of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
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Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing Christ Patocrator flanked by the 12 apostles. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Close up of the 13th century Byzantine Mosaic panel depicting the Apostles on the Basilica of San Frediano, a Romanesque church, Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing the apostles. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing Christ Patocrator flanked by the 12 apostles. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Romanesque fresco  in the altar vault of the Norman Church of St Mary's Kempley Gloucestershire, England, Europe
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing the apostles. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing Christ Patocrator flanked by the 12 apostles. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing Christ Patocrator flanked by the 12 apostles. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing Christ Patocrator. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing Christ Patocrator flanked by the 12 apostles. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Close up of the 13th century Byzantine Mosaic panel depicting the Apostles on the Basilica of San Frediano, a Romanesque church, Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing Christ Patocrator flanked by the 12 apostles. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing Christ Patocrator. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing Christ Patocrator flanked by the 12 apostles. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing Christ Patocrator. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing Christ Patocrator flanked by the 12 apostles. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing Christ Patocrator flanked by the 12 apostles. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing Christ Patocrator flanked by the 12 apostles. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing the apostles. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing Christ Patocrator flanked by the 12 apostles. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Painted wooden panel of the Altar of d'Ix showing Christ Patocrator flanked by the 12 apostles. From the Church of Sanit Matin d'Ix, La Guinguetta d'Ix, Alta Cerdanya, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 15802.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Early Renaissance frescoes by Vitale da Bologna (1309 — 1369) of Christ Pantocrator (in majesty), pinted in the Byzantine style of Christ appearing in a madorla or eye. Church of Santa Maria, Benedictine Abbey of Pomposa, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Baltarga<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Saint Andreu (Andrew) of Baltarga, Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15804<br />
<br />
The Romanesque paintings depict scenes from the life and the martyrdom of St. Andrew. At its centre is a theophany with Christ Pantocrator (Majesty) surrounded by a Mandorla around which is a tetramorph with the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.. Eastern influences are especially evident in this magnificent altar frontal, which has an elegant palette of colours, with sophisticated soft flesh tones. The work seems most  likely to have come from the workshop of  highly skilled Greek painters,  which was installed in the vicinity of the monastery of Sant Marti Canigo and signed at least one of their works (now defunct) as Magister Alexander.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Baltarga<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Saint Andreu (Andrew) of Baltarga, Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15804<br />
<br />
The Romanesque paintings depict scenes from the life and the martyrdom of St. Andrew. At its centre is a theophany with Christ Pantocrator (Majesty) surrounded by a Mandorla around which is a tetramorph with the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.. Eastern influences are especially evident in this magnificent altar frontal, which has an elegant palette of colours, with sophisticated soft flesh tones. The work seems most  likely to have come from the workshop of  highly skilled Greek painters,  which was installed in the vicinity of the monastery of Sant Marti Canigo and signed at least one of their works (now defunct) as Magister Alexander.
  • Altar of St. Maria de Taull<br />
<br />
1200s repainted in 1579. Tempera on wood with carvings from the church of Santa Maria in Snowshoe, Vall de Boi, High Ribagorca, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1932. MNAC 3904<br />
<br />
Thirteenth century Romanesque carved and painted altar front with Christ Pantocrator in a Mandorla flanked by the 12 Apostles.  Carved altar frontals were not rare in Romanesque. Generally the characters were sculpted separately and then added to the front surface. The high quality of carving indicates the presence of a sculptures hand. The sharpness of forms to make stereotypical costumes seem versed in the work of stone sculpture.
  • picture & image of a fresco of Christ Pantocrator in the altar apse of the Samtavisi Georgian Orthodox Cathedral, 17th century, Shida Karti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
<br />
Built during the so called 10-11th century “Georgian Golden Era” Samtavisi cathedral is a built in classical Georgian style of the period. Layout on a cruciform ground plan with a high central cylindrical central cupola.
  • Pictures & images of the interior apse fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of the central apse with Christ Pantocrator (in majesty) in a maodorla, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Early Renaissance frescoes by Vitale da Bologna (1309 — 1369) of Christ Pantocrator (in majesty), pinted in the Byzantine style of Christ appearing in a madorla or eye. Church of Santa Maria, Benedictine Abbey of Pomposa, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
<br />
<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Altar of St. Maria de Taull<br />
<br />
1200s repainted in 1579. Tempera on wood with carvings from the church of Santa Maria in Snowshoe, Vall de Boi, High Ribagorca, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1932. MNAC 3904<br />
<br />
Thirteenth century Romanesque carved and painted altar front with Christ Pantocrator in a Mandorla flanked by the 12 Apostles.  Carved altar frontals were not rare in Romanesque. Generally the characters were sculpted separately and then added to the front surface. The high quality of carving indicates the presence of a sculptures hand. The sharpness of forms to make stereotypical costumes seem versed in the work of stone sculpture.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of the central apse with Christ Pantocrator (in majesty) in a maodorla, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator on the end of the main aisle, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator above the altar of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Late medieval relief sculptures of the typanuim of the main door depicting the Christ Pantocrator above the Apostles , the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Early Renaissance frescoes by Vitale da Bologna (1309 — 1369) of Christ Pantocrator (in majesty), pinted in the Byzantine style of Christ appearing in a madorla or eye. Church of Santa Maria, Benedictine Abbey of Pomposa, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • Early Renaissance frescoes by Vitale da Bologna (1309 — 1369) of Christ Pantocrator (in majesty), pinted in the Byzantine style of Christ appearing in a madorla or eye. Church of Santa Maria, Benedictine Abbey of Pomposa, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Baltarga<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Saint Andreu (Andrew) of Baltarga, Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15804<br />
<br />
The Romanesque paintings depict scenes from the life and the martyrdom of St. Andrew. At its centre is a theophany with Christ Pantocrator (Majesty) surrounded by a Mandorla around which is a tetramorph with the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.. Eastern influences are especially evident in this magnificent altar frontal, which has an elegant palette of colours, with sophisticated soft flesh tones. The work seems most  likely to have come from the workshop of  highly skilled Greek painters,  which was installed in the vicinity of the monastery of Sant Marti Canigo and signed at least one of their works (now defunct) as Magister Alexander.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Baltarga<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Saint Andreu (Andrew) of Baltarga, Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15804<br />
<br />
The Romanesque paintings depict scenes from the life and the martyrdom of St. Andrew. At its centre is a theophany with Christ Pantocrator (Majesty) surrounded by a Mandorla around which is a tetramorph with the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.. Eastern influences are especially evident in this magnificent altar frontal, which has an elegant palette of colours, with sophisticated soft flesh tones. The work seems most  likely to have come from the workshop of  highly skilled Greek painters,  which was installed in the vicinity of the monastery of Sant Marti Canigo and signed at least one of their works (now defunct) as Magister Alexander.
  • Altar of St. Maria de Taull<br />
<br />
1200s repainted in 1579. Tempera on wood with carvings from the church of Santa Maria in Snowshoe, Vall de Boi, High Ribagorca, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1932. MNAC 3904<br />
<br />
Thirteenth century Romanesque carved and painted altar front with Christ Pantocrator in a Mandorla flanked by the 12 Apostles.  Carved altar frontals were not rare in Romanesque. Generally the characters were sculpted separately and then added to the front surface. The high quality of carving indicates the presence of a sculptures hand. The sharpness of forms to make stereotypical costumes seem versed in the work of stone sculpture.
  • Altar of St. Maria de Taull<br />
<br />
1200s repainted in 1579. Tempera on wood with carvings from the church of Santa Maria in Snowshoe, Vall de Boi, High Ribagorca, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1932. MNAC 3904<br />
<br />
Thirteenth century Romanesque carved and painted altar front with Christ Pantocrator in a Mandorla flanked by the 12 Apostles.  Carved altar frontals were not rare in Romanesque. Generally the characters were sculpted separately and then added to the front surface. The high quality of carving indicates the presence of a sculptures hand. The sharpness of forms to make stereotypical costumes seem versed in the work of stone sculpture.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
<br />
<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Pictures & images of the interior cupola fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of the central apse with Christ Pantocrator (in majesty) in a maodorla, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Early Renaissance frescoes by Vitale da Bologna (1309 — 1369) of Christ Pantocrator (in majesty), pinted in the Byzantine style of Christ appearing in a madorla or eye. Church of Santa Maria, Benedictine Abbey of Pomposa, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • Altar of St. Maria de Taull<br />
<br />
1200s repainted in 1579. Tempera on wood with carvings from the church of Santa Maria in Snowshoe, Vall de Boi, High Ribagorca, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1932. MNAC 3904<br />
<br />
Thirteenth century Romanesque carved and painted altar front with Christ Pantocrator in a Mandorla flanked by the 12 Apostles.  Carved altar frontals were not rare in Romanesque. Generally the characters were sculpted separately and then added to the front surface. The high quality of carving indicates the presence of a sculptures hand. The sharpness of forms to make stereotypical costumes seem versed in the work of stone sculpture.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Pictures & images of the interior frescoes of Christ Pantocrator in the Apse of Ubisa St. George Georgian Orthodox medieval monastery, Georgia (country)<br />
<br />
The 14th century lavish interior frescoes were painted by Gerasim in a local style known as Palaeologus  following Byzantine influences.
  • picture & image of a fresco of Christ Pantocrator in the altar apse of the Samtavisi Georgian Orthodox Cathedral, 17th century, Shida Karti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
<br />
Built during the so called 10-11th century “Georgian Golden Era” Samtavisi cathedral is a built in classical Georgian style of the period. Layout on a cruciform ground plan with a high central cylindrical central cupola.
  • picture & image of a Christ Pantocrator fresco on the inteior of the cupola, Samtavisi Georgian Orthodox Cathedral, 17th century, Shida Karti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
<br />
Built during the so called 10-11th century “Georgian Golden Era” Samtavisi cathedral is a built in classical Georgian style of the period. Layout on a cruciform ground plan with a high central cylindrical central cupola.
  • Pictures & images of the interior cupola fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior apse fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine cupola fresco  in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting Christ Pantocrator.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator above the altar of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Early Renaissance frescoes by Vitale da Bologna (1309 — 1369) of Christ Pantocrator (in majesty), pinted in the Byzantine style of Christ appearing in a madorla or eye. Church of Santa Maria, Benedictine Abbey of Pomposa, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • Early Renaissance frescoes by Vitale da Bologna (1309 — 1369) of Christ Pantocrator (in majesty), pinted in the Byzantine style of Christ appearing in a madorla or eye. Church of Santa Maria, Benedictine Abbey of Pomposa, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • Early Renaissance frescoes by Vitale da Bologna (1309 — 1369) of Christ Pantocrator (in majesty), pinted in the Byzantine style of Christ appearing in a madorla or eye. Church of Santa Maria, Benedictine Abbey of Pomposa, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • Early Renaissance frescoes by Vitale da Bologna (1309 — 1369) of Christ Pantocrator (in majesty), pinted in the Byzantine style of Christ appearing in a madorla or eye. Church of Santa Maria, Benedictine Abbey of Pomposa, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • Early Renaissance frescoes by Vitale da Bologna (1309 — 1369) of Christ Pantocrator (in majesty), pinted in the Byzantine style of Christ appearing in a madorla or eye. Church of Santa Maria, Benedictine Abbey of Pomposa, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • Early Renaissance frescoes by Vitale da Bologna (1309 — 1369) of Christ Pantocrator (in majesty), pinted in the Byzantine style of Christ appearing in a madorla or eye. Church of Santa Maria, Benedictine Abbey of Pomposa, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Baltarga<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Saint Andreu (Andrew) of Baltarga, Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15804<br />
<br />
The Romanesque paintings depict scenes from the life and the martyrdom of St. Andrew. At its centre is a theophany with Christ Pantocrator (Majesty) surrounded by a Mandorla around which is a tetramorph with the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.. Eastern influences are especially evident in this magnificent altar frontal, which has an elegant palette of colours, with sophisticated soft flesh tones. The work seems most  likely to have come from the workshop of  highly skilled Greek painters,  which was installed in the vicinity of the monastery of Sant Marti Canigo and signed at least one of their works (now defunct) as Magister Alexander.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Baltarga<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Saint Andreu (Andrew) of Baltarga, Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15804<br />
<br />
The Romanesque paintings depict scenes from the life and the martyrdom of St. Andrew. At its centre is a theophany with Christ Pantocrator (Majesty) surrounded by a Mandorla around which is a tetramorph with the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.. Eastern influences are especially evident in this magnificent altar frontal, which has an elegant palette of colours, with sophisticated soft flesh tones. The work seems most  likely to have come from the workshop of  highly skilled Greek painters,  which was installed in the vicinity of the monastery of Sant Marti Canigo and signed at least one of their works (now defunct) as Magister Alexander.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
<br />
<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
<br />
<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
<br />
<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
<br />
<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Baltarga<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Saint Andreu (Andrew) of Baltarga, Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15804<br />
<br />
The Romanesque paintings depict scenes from the life and the martyrdom of St. Andrew. At its centre is a theophany with Christ Pantocrator (Majesty) surrounded by a Mandorla around which is a tetramorph with the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.. Eastern influences are especially evident in this magnificent altar frontal, which has an elegant palette of colours, with sophisticated soft flesh tones. The work seems most  likely to have come from the workshop of  highly skilled Greek painters,  which was installed in the vicinity of the monastery of Sant Marti Canigo and signed at least one of their works (now defunct) as Magister Alexander.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Baltarga<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Saint Andreu (Andrew) of Baltarga, Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15804<br />
<br />
The Romanesque paintings depict scenes from the life and the martyrdom of St. Andrew. At its centre is a theophany with Christ Pantocrator (Majesty) surrounded by a Mandorla around which is a tetramorph with the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.. Eastern influences are especially evident in this magnificent altar frontal, which has an elegant palette of colours, with sophisticated soft flesh tones. The work seems most  likely to have come from the workshop of  highly skilled Greek painters,  which was installed in the vicinity of the monastery of Sant Marti Canigo and signed at least one of their works (now defunct) as Magister Alexander.
  • Altar of St. Maria de Taull<br />
<br />
1200s repainted in 1579. Tempera on wood with carvings from the church of Santa Maria in Snowshoe, Vall de Boi, High Ribagorca, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1932. MNAC 3904<br />
<br />
Thirteenth century Romanesque carved and painted altar front with Christ Pantocrator in a Mandorla flanked by the 12 Apostles.  Carved altar frontals were not rare in Romanesque. Generally the characters were sculpted separately and then added to the front surface. The high quality of carving indicates the presence of a sculptures hand. The sharpness of forms to make stereotypical costumes seem versed in the work of stone sculpture.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator on the end of the main aisle, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator on the end of the main aisle, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator on the end of the main aisle, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator above the altar of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Picture & image the interior medieval frescoes of Christ Pantocrator in Khobi Georgian Orthodox Cathedral, 13th century,  Khobi Monastery, Khobi, Georgia.
  • picture & image of a Christ Pantocrator fresco on the inteior of the cupola, Samtavisi Georgian Orthodox Cathedral, 17th century, Shida Karti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
<br />
Built during the so called 10-11th century “Georgian Golden Era” Samtavisi cathedral is a built in classical Georgian style of the period. Layout on a cruciform ground plan with a high central cylindrical central cupola.
  • Pictures & images of the interior main aisle and apse fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior main aisle and apse fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior main aisle and apse fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior cupola fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior apse fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior apse fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior apse fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of the central apse with Christ Pantocrator (in majesty) in a maodorla, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator on the end of the main aisle, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator on the end of the main aisle, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator above the altar of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Late medieval relief sculptures of the typanuim of the main door depicting the Christ Pantocrator above the Apostles , the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Early Renaissance frescoes by Vitale da Bologna (1309 — 1369) of Christ Pantocrator (in majesty), pinted in the Byzantine style of Christ appearing in a madorla or eye. Church of Santa Maria, Benedictine Abbey of Pomposa, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • Early Renaissance frescoes by Vitale da Bologna (1309 — 1369) of Christ Pantocrator (in majesty), pinted in the Byzantine style of Christ appearing in a madorla or eye. Church of Santa Maria, Benedictine Abbey of Pomposa, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • Early Renaissance frescoes by Vitale da Bologna (1309 — 1369) of Christ Pantocrator (in majesty), pinted in the Byzantine style of Christ appearing in a madorla or eye. Church of Santa Maria, Benedictine Abbey of Pomposa, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • Altar of St. Maria de Taull<br />
<br />
1200s repainted in 1579. Tempera on wood with carvings from the church of Santa Maria in Snowshoe, Vall de Boi, High Ribagorca, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1932. MNAC 3904<br />
<br />
Thirteenth century Romanesque carved and painted altar front with Christ Pantocrator in a Mandorla flanked by the 12 Apostles.  Carved altar frontals were not rare in Romanesque. Generally the characters were sculpted separately and then added to the front surface. The high quality of carving indicates the presence of a sculptures hand. The sharpness of forms to make stereotypical costumes seem versed in the work of stone sculpture.
  • Altar of St. Maria de Taull<br />
<br />
1200s repainted in 1579. Tempera on wood with carvings from the church of Santa Maria in Snowshoe, Vall de Boi, High Ribagorca, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1932. MNAC 3904<br />
<br />
Thirteenth century Romanesque carved and painted altar front with Christ Pantocrator in a Mandorla flanked by the 12 Apostles.  Carved altar frontals were not rare in Romanesque. Generally the characters were sculpted separately and then added to the front surface. The high quality of carving indicates the presence of a sculptures hand. The sharpness of forms to make stereotypical costumes seem versed in the work of stone sculpture.
  • Altar of St. Maria de Taull<br />
<br />
1200s repainted in 1579. Tempera on wood with carvings from the church of Santa Maria in Snowshoe, Vall de Boi, High Ribagorca, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1932. MNAC 3904<br />
<br />
Thirteenth century Romanesque carved and painted altar front with Christ Pantocrator in a Mandorla flanked by the 12 Apostles.  Carved altar frontals were not rare in Romanesque. Generally the characters were sculpted separately and then added to the front surface. The high quality of carving indicates the presence of a sculptures hand. The sharpness of forms to make stereotypical costumes seem versed in the work of stone sculpture.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator above the altar of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of the central apse with Christ Pantocrator (in majesty) in a maodorla, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Romanesque painted Gia altar front<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century from the church of Santa Maria Gia and Xia, High Ribagorca, Huesca, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: 3902 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque painted altar front from Santa Maria Gia, Spain, showing Christ Pantocrator. The  exceptionally the bottom frame remains the signature of the author, a painter named John (Johannes). This work is typical of the Ribagorca style and incorporates early gothic compositional styles and narrative that subtly illuminates the faces. Also typical of the Ribagorca workshop are the  decorated plaster reliefs on the entire surface of the front, which is covered with the characteristic gold leaf.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
<br />
<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
<br />
<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

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