• Christmas biscuits on a Christmas market stall in Nurnberg, Germany
  • Christmas biscuits on a Christmas market stall in Nurnberg, Germany
  • Christmas biscuits on a Christmas market stall in Nurnberg, Germany
  • Christmas biscuits on a Christmas market stall in Nurnberg, Germany
  • Gothic Catalan painted panel of the Banquet of Herod (Banquet d'Herodes) by Pere Garcia de Benvarri of Barcelona, Circa 1470, tempera and gold leaf on wood, from the church of Sant Joan (John) del Mercat de Lleida, Spain, National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  64060. <br />
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Pere Garcia, one of the most outstanding representatives of the Aragonese school of influence of flamenco, works for several Aragonese and Catalan centres. From the church of Sant Joan del Mercat in Lleida there are some tables of the old high altarpiece, a large piece of furniture dedicated to Bautista, partially preserved and one of the narrative chambers, the Banquet of Herod. This scene, in which Salome presents the head of St. John to Herod. <br />
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The styling of the scene allows us to imagine how a festive banquet took place in a noble Catalan house in the second half of the fifteenth century.<br />
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Pere Garcia, uno de los representantes mas destacados de la escuela gotica aragonesa de influence flamenca, trabajo para varios centros aragoneses y catalanes. De la iglesia de Sant Joan del Mercat de Lleida proviennen algunas tablas del antiguo retablo mayor, un mueble de grandes dimensiones dedicado a Bautista, conservado parcialmente y del que se expone uno de los compartientos narrativos, el Banquet de Herodes. Esta escena, en la que Salome presenta la cabeza de san juan a Herodidias y Herodes, permite imaginar como transcurria un banquete festivo en una casa noble en la esgunda mitad del siglo XV
  • Underground Etruscan tomb Known as "Tomb of the Leopard A single chamber with double sloping ceiling decorated with a painted chequered design. In the tympanuim are painted two leopards below which is a banquet sceneOn the back wall is painted a banquet scene in honour of the dead. Circa 470 BC. Excavated 1857, Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Underground Etruscan tomb Known as "Tomb of the Leopard A single chamber with double sloping ceiling decorated with a painted chequered design. In the tympanuim are painted two leopards below which is a banquet sceneOn the back wall is painted a banquet scene in honour of the dead. Circa 470 BC. Excavated 1857, Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Underground Etruscan tomb Known as "Tomb of the Leopard A single chamber with double sloping ceiling decorated with a painted chequered design. In the tympanuim are painted two leopards below which is a banquet sceneOn the back wall is painted a banquet scene in honour of the dead. Circa 470 BC. Excavated 1857, Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Underground Etruscan tomb Known as "Tomb of the Leopard A single chamber with double sloping ceiling decorated with a painted chequered design. In the tympanuim are painted two leopards below which is a banquet sceneOn the back wall is painted a banquet scene in honour of the dead. Circa 470 BC. Excavated 1857, Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Underground Etruscan tomb Known as "Tomba della Caccia al Cervo" A single chamber with double sloping ceiling. On the back wall is painted a banquet scene with three couples lying on beds (Klinai). On the dide walls are dancers and musicians. Circa 450 BC. Excavated 1960 , Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 11th Century Medieval Bayeux Tapestry - Scene 43 & 44 -  William at a banquet with his Barons and Bishop Odon.
  • 11th Century Medieval Bayeux Tapestry - Scene 43 & 44 -  William at a banquet with his Barons and Bishop Odon.
  • 11the Century Medieval Bayeux Tapestry - After arriving in England. Scene 41 - Wadar Supervises Williams cooks. Scene 42 - Williams servants roast meat and fowl. Scene 43 & 44 -  William at a banquet with his Barons and Bishop Odon. Scene 45 - Fortified camp built by Williams men.
  • Underground Etruscan tomb Known as "Tomba Claudio Bettini no 5513" A single chamber with double sloping ceiling. In the tympanium on the back wall is a painted two lions, a two men lying on beds (Klinai) are  banquetting with two women bellow. On the dide walls are dancers and musicians. 5th century BC. Excavated 1967 , Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Underground Etruscan tomb Known as "Tomba Claudio Bettini no 5513" A single chamber with double sloping ceiling. In the tympanium on the back wall is a painted two lions, a two men lying on beds (Klinai) are  banquetting with two women bellow. On the dide walls are dancers and musicians. 5th century BC. Excavated 1967 , Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnaspiral II enthroned between two attendants. The group is flanked by winged protective spirits. The panel is possibly from a banquet hall..  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Room G, panels 2-4.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124564-6.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnaspiral II enthroned between two attendants. The group is flanked by winged protective spirits. The panel is possibly from a banquet hall..  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Room G, panels 2-4.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124564-6.
  • Salon of the Fountain( Sala della Fontana ), the banquet hall of Cardinal Ipollito d"Este. The trompe-l'?il frescoes were carried out by 6 assistants of Girolamo Muziano (1532-1592) were inspired by the "Solomonic" winding columns of the Vatican Basilica to create a loggia decorated by festoons of fruit, flowers & vegetables with a landscape beyond. The rustic fountain at the end of the salon was built by fountain maker Curzio Maccarone and was completed in 1568. Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Underground Etruscan tomb Known as "Tomba Claudio Bettini no 5513" A single chamber with double sloping ceiling. In the tympanium on the back wall is a painted two lions, a two men lying on beds (Klinai) are  banquetting with two women bellow. On the dide walls are dancers and musicians. 5th century BC. Excavated 1967 , Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Underground Etruscan tomb Known as "Tomba Claudio Bettini no 5513" A single chamber with double sloping ceiling. In the tympanium on the back wall is a painted two lions, a two men lying on beds (Klinai) are  banquetting with two women bellow. On the dide walls are dancers and musicians. 5th century BC. Excavated 1967 , Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnaspiral II enthroned between two attendants. The group is flanked by winged protective spirits. The panel is possibly from a banquet hall..  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Room G, panels 2-4.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124564-6.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnaspiral II enthroned between two attendants. The group is flanked by winged protective spirits. The panel is possibly from a banquet hall..  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Room G, panels 2-4.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124564-6.
  • The Tre Esedre Banquet Hall of Hadrian's Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Tre Esedre Banquet Hall of Hadrian's Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Salon of the Fountain( Sala della Fontana ), the banquet hall of Cardinal Ipollito d"Este. The trompe-l'?il frescoes were carried out by 6 assistants of Girolamo Muziano (1532-1592) were inspired by the "Solomonic" winding columns of the Vatican Basilica to create a loggia decorated by festoons of fruit, flowers & vegetables with a landscape beyond. The rustic fountain at the end of the salon was built by fountain maker Curzio Maccarone and was completed in 1568. Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Art Nouveau (szecessziós Stilus) style town hall banquet hall (1912)  , Kiskunfélegyháza, Southern Hungary
  • Art Nouveau (szecessziós Stilus) style town hall banquet hall (1912)  , Kiskunfélegyháza, Southern Hungary
  • Underground Etruscan tomb Known as "Tomba dei Fiorellini" A single chamber with double sloping ceiling decorated with red circles and three petalled flowers. In the tympanium on the back wall is a painted pillar and two cockerals, a couple are depicted banquetting bellow. 475-450 BC. Excavated 1960 , Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Underground Etruscan tomb Known as "Tomba dei Fiorellini" A single chamber with double sloping ceiling decorated with red circles and three petalled flowers. In the tympanium on the back wall is a painted pillar and two cockerals, a couple are depicted banquetting bellow. 475-450 BC. Excavated 1960 , Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Underground Etruscan tomb Known as "Tomba dei Fiorellini" A single chamber with double sloping ceiling decorated with red circles and three petalled flowers. In the tympanium on the back wall is a painted pillar and two cockerals, a couple are depicted banquetting bellow. 475-450 BC. Excavated 1960 , Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Canopus, an elongated canal imitating the famous sanctuary of Serapis near Alexandria. The semi-circular exedra of the Serapeum is located at its southern end, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian's Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Canopus, an elongated canal imitating the famous sanctuary of Serapis near Alexandria. The semi-circular exedra of the Serapeum is located at its southern end, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian's Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Serapaeum, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian's Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Statues and columns that surround a rectangular basin that ends at The Serapaeum, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian's Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Serapaeum, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian's Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Canopus, an elongated canal imitating the famous sanctuary of Serapis near Alexandria. The semi-circular exedra of the Serapeum is located at its southern end, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian’s Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Canopus, an elongated canal imitating the famous sanctuary of Serapis near Alexandria. The semi-circular exedra of the Serapeum is located at its southern end, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian’s Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Canopus, an elongated canal imitating the famous sanctuary of Serapis near Alexandria. The semi-circular exedra of the Serapeum is located at its southern end, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian’s Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Canopus, an elongated canal imitating the famous sanctuary of Serapis near Alexandria. The semi-circular exedra of the Serapeum is located at its southern end, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian’s Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Canopus, an elongated canal imitating the famous sanctuary of Serapis near Alexandria. The semi-circular exedra of the Serapeum is located at its southern end, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian’s Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Canopus, an elongated canal imitating the famous sanctuary of Serapis near Alexandria. The semi-circular exedra of the Serapeum is located at its southern end, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian’s Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Statues and columns that surround a rectangular basin that ends at The Serapaeum, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian's Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Canopus, an elongated canal imitating the famous sanctuary of Serapis near Alexandria. The semi-circular exedra of the Serapeum is located at its southern end, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian’s Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Statues and columns that surround a rectangular basin that ends at The Serapaeum, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian's Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Canopus, an elongated canal imitating the famous sanctuary of Serapis near Alexandria. The semi-circular exedra of the Serapeum is located at its southern end, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian’s Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Canopus, an elongated canal imitating the famous sanctuary of Serapis near Alexandria. The semi-circular exedra of the Serapeum is located at its southern end, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian’s Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Canopus, an elongated canal imitating the famous sanctuary of Serapis near Alexandria. The semi-circular exedra of the Serapeum is located at its southern end, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian’s Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Canopus, an elongated canal imitating the famous sanctuary of Serapis near Alexandria. The semi-circular exedra of the Serapeum is located at its southern end, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadrian’s Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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