• Traditional dried  Italaian Bronze Mezze Penne Rigate pasta close up in a rustic setting on wood
  • Traditional dried  Italaian Croxeti pasta close up in a rustic setting on wood
  • Traditional dried  Italaian Calamarata Siciliana pasta close up in a rustic setting on wood
  • Traditional dried  Italaian Mezze Maniche Rigate pasta close up in a rustic setting on wood
  • Traditional dried  Italaian Maccheroni di Toscana pasta close up in a rustic setting on wood
  • Traditional dried  Italaian Rigatoni pasta close up in a rustic setting on wood
  • Traditional dried  Italaian Casarecce pasta close up in a rustic setting on wood
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boats
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boat. Dunwich, Suffolk, England
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boat. Dunwich, Suffolk, England
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boats
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boats
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boats
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boats
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boat. Dunwich, Suffolk, England
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boat. Dunwich, Suffolk, England
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up of erroded sandstone rocks, Ios Cyclades Island Greece
  • close up of erroded sandstone rocks, Ios Cyclades Island Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of limestone  schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of limestone  schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • Close up of spines of a cactus, Ios, Cyclades Islands Greece
  • Close up of spines of a cactus, Ios, Cyclades Islands Greece
  • Close up of spines of a cactus, Ios, Cyclades Islands Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up of erroded sandstone rocks, Ios Cyclades Island Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Shale schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of limestone  schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of limestone  schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • Close up of spines of a cactus, Ios, Cyclades Islands Greece
  • Close up of spines of a cactus, Ios, Cyclades Islands Greece
  • Close up of a Gargoil sculpture - Venice - Italy
  • Close up of pigs head against black background
  • Close of candle burning in a pewter candle stick
  • Cumin seeds
  • Painted plaster statue of Saint Mary Magdalene, circa 1515-1520, suspended from the vault of the church of St. Mary Magdalene Dominican convent of Augsburg. Inspired by an engraving of Albrecht Durer which depicted Mary Magdalene nude. Inv RF 1338,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Enamelled plaque of Louis 12th known as the Sorrowful Virgin made in Limoge around 1500. inv 11170, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval elephant ivory plaque with traces of paint made in Italy in the 13th or start of the 14th century.  The crucifixion is a rare example of a Gothic piece being inspired by 11th century Romanesque works.  inv 7268, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted wooden relief sculptured altarpiece of two Popes, a  Cardinal, a Bishop a cannon and 7 priests praying made in 1505 by Daniel Mauch from Ulm. Inv RF 2805,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted Gothic wooden Fourteen Intercessors altarpiece made at the end of the 15th century in Franconia.  The panel depict 14 saints in total. Inv RF 2531,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Enamelled terracotta panel depicting Saint Anne, the Virgin Mary and Child with Saint Anthony made in the 2nd half of the 16th century by Santi Bugloni of Florence. This is a typical Tuscan theme of the period. Saint Anne was particularly venerated during the expulsion of the tyrant Gaultier de Brienne, Duke of Athens. .  Inv Camp 38,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted relief panel of the Annonciation of the Virgin, made at the start of the 16th century possibly in the Tyrol, Austria.  Inv 2352 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted marble bust of Ferdinand of Aragon, King of Naples (1423-1494) from the “Porta Salvatore” Sulmona, Italy. Variously  attributed to Pietro do Milano (around 1435-1473) Francesco Laurana (circa 1430-1502) and Domenico Gagini (quote from 1448-492).  Inv RF 745, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Enamelled terracotta relief panel of Saint George sleighing the Dragon. Made in Florence around 1520. Inv RF 3096, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory diptych with scenes from the life of Christ and the Virgin made in Paris around 1370-1380.  inv 4089, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled box with scenes of the Massacre of the Innocents, last quarter of the 12th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. Monflanquin, Lot-en-Gironne. AD. Inv OA 10406, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval case known as “of Saint Louis”,  made in Limoges around 1236. Given by Philip the Fair to the Abbey of Notre Dame du Lis with relics of Saint Louis inside., Paris. inv 253, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled box depicting angels, circa12th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD.  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled box with scenes from the martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket, end of the 12th beginning of the 13th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD. Inv OA 7745, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled box depicting the entombment of a Saint, beginning of the 13th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD. Inv OA 949, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled box depicting the martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket, 12th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD. Inv OA 11333, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted Gothic wooden Fourteen Intercessors altarpiece made at the end of the 15th century in Franconia.  The panel depict 14 saints in total. Inv RF 2531,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted wood sculpture of Saint Roch, circa 1510-1515  from Carinthie, Austria. Inv RF  4514,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted oak relief of three soldiers and two men in a rocky landscape below the walls of Jerusalem, from Antwerp circa 1510-1515. This is a panel from the Passion.  Inv RF  297,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted walnut sculpture of the decent from the Cross, circa 1470-1490 possibly from Antwerp or the Brabant region of Belgium.  Inv RF 4696,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted alabaster statue of the Virgin of the annunciation, made around 1495 by Tilman Riemenschneider of Heiligenstadt im Eichsfeld, Germany The statue would have originally bee accompanied by another of the  Gabriel and both would have formed part of an altarpiece. Inv RF 1384,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted plaster statue of Saint Mary Magdalene, circa 1515-1520, suspended from the vault of the church of St. Mary Magdalene Dominican convent of Augsburg. Inspired by an engraving of Albrecht Durer which depicted Mary Magdalene nude. Inv RF 1338,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted plaster statue of Saint Mary Magdalene, circa 1515-1520, suspended from the vault of the church of St. Mary Magdalene Dominican convent of Augsburg. Inspired by an engraving of Albrecht Durer which depicted Mary Magdalene nude. Inv RF 1338,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted Gothic gilded wooden statue altarpiece of Saint Catherine, circa 1520-1525 by Niklaus Weckmann from Ulm, Germany. The young Christian martyr is represented with his usual attributes, crown, book, wheel, sword, which make reference to her legendary life and her martyrdom. The bas-relief of Saint Catherine was originally part of an altarpiece. The treatment  and refined painted facial highlights executed the prettiness of the saint. The style is typical of  Niklaus Weckmann, one great masters of late Gothic Swabian art . Inv RF 2207.6,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted wooden relief sculptured altarpiece of two Popes, a  Cardinal, a Bishop a cannon and 7 priests praying made in 1505 by Daniel Mauch from Ulm. Inv RF 2805,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted panels of the Martyrdom of Saint Catherine painted in 1524 by Hans Gieng of Fribourg.  From the church of Ependes near Fribourg, Switzerland. Inv RF 4721 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted panels of the Martyrdom of Saint Catherine painted in 1524 by Hans Gieng of Fribourg.  From the church of Ependes near Fribourg, Switzerland. Inv RF 4721 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Wooden Gothic sculpture of the Virgin and Child attributeed to Martin Hoffman from the city of Basle, 1507, Switzerland. From the Commandry of Isenheim, Haut Rhin. This sculpture is probably the "big and ancient wooden statue of the Virgin” cited in 1793 in the inventory of the property of the Commandry of Isenheim.  The vervatious deep folds in the Virgins dress, the laughing child Jesus  and the style of Mary were repeatedly imitated in Basel at the beginning of the sixteenth century. This masterpiece of the German late Gothic sculpture was executed in a Basel workshop and can be attributed to Martin Hoffman. Expressive and enigmatic, the style of this masterpiece is the heir of the sculpture schools of Stragbourg and Veit Stoss Franconian art.  Inv RF 1833 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Enamelled terracotta relief panel of the Ascension of Christ made around 1490 for the Cordoni chapel in the church of Saint Agostino in the Citta de Castello, Umbria, Italy by Andrea  della Robbia of Florence.  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Enamelled terracotta relief panel of the Virgin and Child with Cherubs by Andrea  della Robbia, Florence circa 1435-1525.  Inv  Campana 32,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Enamelled terracotta relief panel of the Virgin’s adoration of the Child in the presence of the infant Jean the Baptist by Andrea and Giovanni della Robbia, Florence circa 1500.  Inv LP 3410,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Enamelled terracotta relief panel of the Virgin and Child with two cherubs a copy of the “Madonna de l’Impuuneta” by Luca della Robbia, Florence 1399-1482).  Inv Campana 32,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted stucco bust of a female possibly the Virgin of the Annonciation or Saint Catherine of Sienna. made in Florence around 1429- 1484 from Papiano, Palagio Fiorentino.  Inv  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Enamelled plaque depicting Christ in front of Pilate made in Limoges at the end of the 15th century, attributed to Master Pseudo-Monvaerni. inv 6309, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory statuette of the Virgin and Child known as “a La Supplique” (supplication) made in Paris oat the beginning of the the 15th century.  inv 2745, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory diptych with scenes from the Passion made in Paris in the second quarter of the 14th century.  inv 10006, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic reliquary of Saint Martin probably made in Avignon in the second quarter of the 14th century. From the church of Soudeilles, Correze, France.  inv 6459, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory figure of Christ at the pillar made in Paris around 1300-1320.  inv 12380, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory tabernacle depicting the Virgin and Child with scenes from the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the presentation at the Temple  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century and is a typical example of tabernacles made in Paris at that period.  inv 2587, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory diptych depicting the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the crucifixion  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century.  inv 103, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory diptych depicting the Virgin and child,  made in Paris in the first quarter of the 14th century.  inv 11097, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic reliquary of Saint Francis of Assisi made in Limoges around 1228, enamel on gold. inv 4083, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory statuette of the Virgin and Child with traces of polychrome, third quarter of 13th century before 1279 made in Paris. From the treasury of the Saint Chapelle, Paris. inv 67, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic gold leaf funerary mask, end of 13th century made in Limoges. AD. From the Priory of Papillaye, Maine et Loire, the death mask came from the tomb of Herbert Lasnier who died in 1290. inv 6485, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled crosier with a lion and serpent, circa 12th century from Limoges, enamel on gold.  AD. Inv OA 7287, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled crosier with palm leaf flower, beginning of the 13th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. Nieul-sur-L’Autise. AD. Inv OA 8105, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled crucifix, end of the 12th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD. Inv OA 7284, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled crucifix, circa end of 12th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD. Inv OA 2956, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled tabernacle depicting Christ in majesty, circa 1200 AD from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD. Inv OA 8984, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled panel depicting the Crucifixion, end of 12th cent from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD. Inv OA 7285, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory plaque depicting the Crucifixion and the saints at the tomb, end of 11th cent from Salerne or Amalfi. AD. Inv OA 4085, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory Triptych relief panel depicting the Ascension, end of 11th cent. AD. Inv OA 6340, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval relief panel depicting Christ, Enamel on gold from Limoges, circa 1220-1230. Inv OA 11935, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Bouquetin goats horn ivory crosier with traces of paint, circa 12th century from the south of Italy. Inv OA 11150, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval gilded manuscript cover depicting the Crucifixion. 11th century from the treasury of the Cathedral of Maastricht. AD.  <br />
This gilded with relief panel with inlaid stones was originally a manuscript cover. Since 1677, it contained the 'documents of the oath of the Dukes of Brabant'. The back of the panel is covered with precious fabrics. On the front, in the central part, is depicted a crucifixion the style of which is reminiscent of the works of the goldsmiths of the Emperor Henry II. On the borders are small icons and emblems including those of the Carolingians. The main interest of this work lies in the four enamelled on gold symbols of the evangelists in the four corners, two being 'Enforced’ on a background of gold, the others being painted.<br />
<br />
One of Latin inscriptions states that 'Beatrice  ordered the execution ( of this work) in honour of Almighty God and his saints“. It could be Beatrice wife of Hermann II of Swabia and daughter Emperor's sister-Conrad II or, more likely, Beatrice of Tuscany who in 1036 was wife of Boniface III, Marquis of Tuscany, and second wife of Geoffrey the Bearded, Duke of Lower Lorraine and Brabant.<br />
 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval elephant ivory relief panel depicting the Crucifixtion. From southern Germany or north of Italy, end of 10th or 11th cent. AD. Inv. OA 12231, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory relief panel depicting the arrest of Christ.  From the workshop of Charles-le-Chauve circa 870 AD.. Inv. OA 9526, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory comb with a central relief panel depicting David defeating a Lion. Third quarter of the 9th cent. AD from Metz. Inv. OA 354, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory relief panel from a diptych depicting a triumphant Byzantine Roman Emperor, probably Justinian. From Constantinople, 6th century. Inv. OA 9063, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted oak relief of three soldiers and two men in a rocky landscape below the walls of Jerusalem, from Antwerp circa 1510-1515. This is a panel from the Passion.  Inv RF  297,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted walnut sculpture of the decent from the Cross, circa 1470-1490 possibly from Antwerp or the Brabant region of Belgium.  Inv RF 4696,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted Gothic gilded wooden statue altarpiece of Saint Catherine, circa 1520-1525 by Niklaus Weckmann from Ulm, Germany. The young Christian martyr is represented with his usual attributes, crown, book, wheel, sword, which make reference to her legendary life and her martyrdom. The bas-relief of Saint Catherine was originally part of an altarpiece. The treatment  and refined painted facial highlights executed the prettiness of the saint. The style is typical of  Niklaus Weckmann, one great masters of late Gothic Swabian art . Inv RF 2207.6,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic reliquary of Saint Martin probably made in Avignon in the second quarter of the 14th century. From the church of Soudeilles, Correze, France.  inv 6459, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory figure of Christ at the pillar made in Paris around 1300-1320.  inv 12380, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval elephant ivory plaque with traces of paint made in Italy in the 13th or start of the 14th century.  The crucifixion is a rare example of a Gothic piece being inspired by 11th century Romanesque works.  inv 7268, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory plaque depicting the Crucifixion and the saints at the tomb, end of 11th cent from Salerne or Amalfi. AD. Inv OA 4085, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory Triptych relief panel depicting the Ascension, end of 11th cent. AD. Inv OA 6340, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Bouquetin goats horn ivory crosier with traces of paint, circa 12th century from the south of Italy. Inv OA 11150, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval gilded manuscript cover depicting the Crucifixion. 11th century from the treasury of the Cathedral of Maastricht. AD.  <br />
This gilded with relief panel with inlaid stones was originally a manuscript cover. Since 1677, it contained the 'documents of the oath of the Dukes of Brabant'. The back of the panel is covered with precious fabrics. On the front, in the central part, is depicted a crucifixion the style of which is reminiscent of the works of the goldsmiths of the Emperor Henry II. On the borders are small icons and emblems including those of the Carolingians. The main interest of this work lies in the four enamelled on gold symbols of the evangelists in the four corners, two being 'Enforced’ on a background of gold, the others being painted.<br />
<br />
One of Latin inscriptions states that 'Beatrice  ordered the execution ( of this work) in honour of Almighty God and his saints“. It could be Beatrice wife of Hermann II of Swabia and daughter Emperor's sister-Conrad II or, more likely, Beatrice of Tuscany who in 1036 was wife of Boniface III, Marquis of Tuscany, and second wife of Geoffrey the Bearded, Duke of Lower Lorraine and Brabant.<br />
 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval elephant ivory relief panel depicting the Crucifixtion. From southern Germany or north of Italy, end of 10th or 11th cent. AD. Inv. OA 12231, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory relief panel depicting the arrest of Christ.  From the workshop of Charles-le-Chauve circa 870 AD.. Inv. OA 9526, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory comb with a central relief panel depicting David defeating a Lion. Third quarter of the 9th cent. AD from Metz. Inv. OA 354, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory relief panel from a diptych depicting a triumphant Byzantine Roman Emperor, probably Justinian. From Constantinople, 6th century. Inv. OA 9063, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Close up of womens breast.
  • close up nude women's breasts sunbathing
  • close up nude women's breasts sunbathing
  • Mosaics inside St Mark's Basilica Venice
  • Traditional Italaian Casarecce pasta being made and shaped in a rustic setting
  • Traditional Italaian Casarecce pasta being made in a rustic setting
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • Fresh Holly leaves with red berries against a white background - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • Mosaics inside St Mark's Basilica Venice
  • Byzantine Mosaics of the Virgin Mary and Child above the altar of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church on the island of Torcello, Venice, northern Italy. It is a notable example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto.
  • Mosaic of soldiers killing children from the 14th century " Slaughter of the Innocents" from the east wall of the ante baptistery. Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • 14th century mosaics of the profets David & Solomon from the South Wall of the Ante Baptsitery.  Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • Mosaic of soldiers killing children from the 14th century " Slaughter of the Innocents" from the east wall of the ante baptistery. Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • 14th Century Mosaic of the profet Isaia from the Zen Chapel  of the  Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • 14th Century Mosaic of the Profit Abraham from the vault of the ante baptistery ( south section ), Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • Moasic on the apse bowl-vault of Jesus Christ Pantocrator, lord of the universe, is a 1506 reworking of the original Byzantine type image by a renaissance master mosaicist.
  • Christmas Holly leaves & berries
  • Ricinus Carmencita Red seed heads - Syros Greece
  • Wild thistle seed head, Syros Greece
  • Wild thistle seed head, Syros Greece
  • Turquoise painted door
  • Gondolas in the early morning sun - Vnice Italy.
  • Fresh peas and pea pods
  • Fresh peas and pea pods
  • Wole Nutmegs
  • Fresh bunch of raddish
  • Whole fresh pines nuts
  • Wole Nutmegs
  • Wole Nutmegs
  • Fresh cobs of Maize, Corn Sweetcorn photos
  • Fresh whole mini mango
  • Whole Cinnamon Sticks
  • Echinopsis oxygona growing outdoors on the Cyclades Islad of Ios, Greece
  • Whole fresh aubergines against a while background
  • Crustose lichens growing on a rock on the Greek Island of Ios
  • Echinopsis oxygona growing outdoors on the Cyclades Islad of Ios, Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Limestone rock on Ios Island Greece
  • Dry stone wall on the Greek Island of Ios, Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Limestone rock on Ios Island Greece
  • Green Lichens growing on rocks on the Greek Island of Ios.
  • Wood natural textures
  • Peeling paint on a black door - textures
  • Willow woven fence  natural textures
  • Red brick wall. Urban textures -Venice Italy
  • Peeling paint on a old door - textures. Venice Italy
  • Canale Della Guideca looking towards Church Rendentore - Venice Italy
  • Gondola At The Rialto Bridge - Venice Italy
  • Gondola at Campo San Barnarba - Venice Italy.
  • Water Taxi on the Grand Canal - Venice Italy
  • Gondola at the Rialto Bridge - Venice Italy
  • Gondolas in the early morning sun - Vnice Italy.
  • Paris France -Erdinger Beer
  • Byzantine Mosaics of the Virgin Mary and Child above the altar of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church on the island of Torcello, Venice, northern Italy. It is a notable example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto.
  • Mosaics inside St Mark's Basilica Venice
  • Mosaics inside St Mark's Basilica Venice
  • Mosaics inside St Mark's Basilica Venice
  • Mosaics inside St Mark's Basilica Venice
  • Traditional Italaian Casarecce pasta being made and shaped in a rustic setting
  • Traditional Italaian Casarecce pasta being made and shaped in a rustic setting
  • Traditional Italaian Casarecce pasta being made and shaped in a rustic setting
  • Traditional Italaian Casarecce pasta being made and shaped in a rustic setting
  • Fresh Holly leaves with red berries against a white background - Ilex aquifolium
  • Fresh Holly leaves with red berries against a white background - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • Fresh Holly leaves with red berries against a white background - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • Fresh Holly leaves with red berries against a white background - Ilex aquifolium
  • Fresh Holly leaves with red berries against a white background - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • Fresh Holly leaves with red berries against a white background - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • Fresh Holly leaves with red berries against a white background - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • 14th Century Mosaic of Jesus Christ Emmanuel, meaning "God is with us" a symbolic name which appears in chapters 7 and 8 of the Book of Isaiah,   from the Zen Chapel  of the  Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • Moasic on the apse bowl-vault the great Christ Pantocrator, lord of the universe, is a 1506 reworking of the original Byzantine type image by a renaissance master mosaicist.
  • Mosaics inside St Mark's Basilica Venice
  • Mosaics inside St Mark's Basilica Venice
  • Mosaics inside St Mark's Basilica Venice
  • Mosaics inside St Mark's Basilica Venice
  • Mosaics of the Virgin Mary from Torcello Byzantine mosaics of the Cathedral Santa Maria Assunta, Venice, Italy
  • Byzantine Mosaics of Christ Pantocrator above the side chapel  of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church on the island of Torcello, Venice, northern Italy. It is a notable example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto.
  • Byzantine Mosaics of the Virgin Mary and Child above the altar of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church on the island of Torcello, Venice, northern Italy. It is a notable example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto.
  • Byzantine Mosaics of Christ Pantocrator above the side chapel  of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church on the island of Torcello, Venice, northern Italy. It is a notable example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto.
  • Byzantine Mosaics of the Virgin Mary and Child above the altar of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church on the island of Torcello, Venice, northern Italy. It is a notable example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto.
  • 14th Century Mosaic of the Virgin Mary & Child from the Zen Chapel  of the  Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • Angel Mosaics from Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • 14th Century Mosaic of Jesus Christ Emmanuel, meaning "God is with us" a symbolic name which appears in chapters 7 and 8 of the Book of Isaiah,   from the Zen Chapel  of the  Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • Mosaic of soldiers killing children from the 14th century " Slaughter of the Innocents" from the east wall of the ante baptistery. Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • Mosaic of St Bartholomew from " St. Bartholomew Baptises in India".  Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • Mosaic of St Bartholomew from " St. Bartholomew Baptises in India".  Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • 14th century mosaic fragments  of the Magi (Kings) meeting King Herod from the West wall of the ante baptistry.  Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • 14th Century Mosaic of the Profit Elisha from the vault of the ante baptistery ( south section ), Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • Moasic on the apse bowl-vault of Jesus Christ Pantocrator, lord of the universe, is a 1506 reworking of the original Byzantine type image by a renaissance master mosaicist.
  • Christmas Holly leaves & berries
  • Christmas Holly leaves & berries
  • Pink Nerium oleander, Syros Greece
  • Yellow horned Poppy, Glaucium Flavium , Syros Greece
  • Yellow horned Poppy, Glaucium Flavium , Syros Greece
  • Yellow horned Poppy, Glaucium Flavium , Syros Greece
  • Yellow horned Poppy, Glaucium Flavium , Syros Greece
  • Wild thistle seed head, Syros Greece
  • Wild thistle seed head, Syros Greece
  • Ricinus Carmencita Red seed heads - Syros Greece
  • Orange Lichen [ Xanthoria parietina ] on limestone rock
  • Orange Lichen [ Xanthoria parietina ] on limestone rock
  • Cotton Grass seeds - Syros, Greece
  • Fresh aubergines in a market

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