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  • Gothic painted bas-relief of Life of St Peter by Joan Gasco. Polycchrome and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1516.  From the church of Santa Maria of Palautordera (Valles Oriental). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 015934-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of Life of St Peter by Joan Gasco. Polycchrome and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1516.  From the church of Santa Maria of Palautordera (Valles Oriental). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 015934-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of Life of St Peter by Joan Gasco. Polycchrome and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1516.  From the church of Santa Maria of Palautordera (Valles Oriental). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 015934-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of Life of St Peter by Joan Gasco. Polycchrome and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1516.  From the church of Santa Maria of Palautordera (Valles Oriental). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 015934-000
  • Gothic painted wood panels with scenes of the Martyrdom of Saint Lucy<br />
Circa 1300. Tempera on wood. Date Circa 1300. Dimensions 66 x 25.8 x 2 cm. From the parish church of Santa Llúcia de Mur (Guàrdia de Noguera, Pallars Jussà). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035703-CJT
  • Gothic painted wood panels with scenes of the Martyrdom of Saint Lucy<br />
Circa 1300. Tempera on wood. Date Circa 1300. Dimensions 68.3 x 25.3 x 1 cm. From the parish church of Santa Llúcia de Mur (Guàrdia de Noguera, Pallars Jussà). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035703-CJT
  • Gothic painted Panel Virgin of the "Consellers" by Lluis Dalmau. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date 1443-1445. Dimesions 316 x 312.5 x 32.5 cm. From the altar of the chapel of Barcelona City Hall. <br />
The prestige attached to Burgundian courtly culture and the painter Jan van Eyck explain why in 1431 King Alfons the Magnanimous sent his official painter, the Valencian Lluís Dalmau, to Flanders, to learn the new realist language at first hand. In 1443, Dalmau was commissioned to paint this altarpiece for the chapel of the City Hall. This work was a breakthrough in Catalonia on account of the format, the technique used, as it was painted in oil, and the skilful illusionism of a figurative space in which that year's five councillors, painted from life, are represented on the same scale as the Virgin and the Saints. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 015938-000
  • Gothic painted Panel Virgin of the "Consellers" by Lluis Dalmau. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date 1443-1445. Dimesions 316 x 312.5 x 32.5 cm. From the altar of the chapel of Barcelona City Hall. <br />
The prestige attached to Burgundian courtly culture and the painter Jan van Eyck explain why in 1431 King Alfons the Magnanimous sent his official painter, the Valencian Lluís Dalmau, to Flanders, to learn the new realist language at first hand. In 1443, Dalmau was commissioned to paint this altarpiece for the chapel of the City Hall. This work was a breakthrough in Catalonia on account of the format, the technique used, as it was painted in oil, and the skilful illusionism of a figurative space in which that year's five councillors, painted from life, are represented on the same scale as the Virgin and the Saints. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 015938-000
  • Gothic painted Panel Virgin of the "Consellers" by Lluis Dalmau. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date 1443-1445. Dimesions 316 x 312.5 x 32.5 cm. From the altar of the chapel of Barcelona City Hall. <br />
The prestige attached to Burgundian courtly culture and the painter Jan van Eyck explain why in 1431 King Alfons the Magnanimous sent his official painter, the Valencian Lluís Dalmau, to Flanders, to learn the new realist language at first hand. In 1443, Dalmau was commissioned to paint this altarpiece for the chapel of the City Hall. This work was a breakthrough in Catalonia on account of the format, the technique used, as it was painted in oil, and the skilful illusionism of a figurative space in which that year's five councillors, painted from life, are represented on the same scale as the Virgin and the Saints. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 015938-000
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of Saint Barbara by Goncal Peris Sarria. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1410-1425. Dimesions 278 x 207.7 x 17 cm. At the beginning of the 20th century, the altarpiece was kept in the parish church of Puertomingalvo (Teruel), but it could originally have come from the chapel of Santa Bárbara near this town. This altarpiece is attributed to the painter Gonçal Peris Sarrià, one of the chief representatives of Valencian International Gothic. His style is marked by expressive and picturesque elements, the flowing line and the charm of the colour. The main compartment of the altarpiece represents the titular saint with her distinctive attributes –the tower, in allusion to her imprisonment, and the palm, as she is considered a martyr-- and above her the Calvary. On either side are depicted various episodes from the life of Saint Barbara, who was called on to keep away lightning and storms. . National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035672-CJT
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of Saint Barbara by Goncal Peris Sarria. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1410-1425. Dimesions 278 x 207.7 x 17 cm. At the beginning of the 20th century, the altarpiece was kept in the parish church of Puertomingalvo (Teruel), but it could originally have come from the chapel of Santa Bárbara near this town. This altarpiece is attributed to the painter Gonçal Peris Sarrià, one of the chief representatives of Valencian International Gothic. His style is marked by expressive and picturesque elements, the flowing line and the charm of the colour. The main compartment of the altarpiece represents the titular saint with her distinctive attributes –the tower, in allusion to her imprisonment, and the palm, as she is considered a martyr-- and above her the Calvary. On either side are depicted various episodes from the life of Saint Barbara, who was called on to keep away lightning and storms. . National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035672-CJT
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of Saint Barbara by Goncal Peris Sarria. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1410-1425. Dimesions 278 x 207.7 x 17 cm. At the beginning of the 20th century, the altarpiece was kept in the parish church of Puertomingalvo (Teruel), but it could originally have come from the chapel of Santa Bárbara near this town. This altarpiece is attributed to the painter Gonçal Peris Sarrià, one of the chief representatives of Valencian International Gothic. His style is marked by expressive and picturesque elements, the flowing line and the charm of the colour. The main compartment of the altarpiece represents the titular saint with her distinctive attributes –the tower, in allusion to her imprisonment, and the palm, as she is considered a martyr-- and above her the Calvary. On either side are depicted various episodes from the life of Saint Barbara, who was called on to keep away lightning and storms. . National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035672-CJT
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of the Virgin Suckling the Child, Saint Clare and Saint Anthony the Abbott by the Workshop of Llorenc Saragossa. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Last quarter of 14th century. Dimesions 207 x 187.5 x 10 cm. From Xelva (Valencia). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 064027-CJT
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of the Virgin Suckling the Child, Saint Clare and Saint Anthony the Abbott by the Workshop of Llorenc Saragossa. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Last quarter of 14th century. Dimesions 207 x 187.5 x 10 cm. From Xelva (Valencia). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 064027-CJT
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of the Virgin Suckling the Child, Saint Clare and Saint Anthony the Abbott by the Workshop of Llorenc Saragossa. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Last quarter of 14th century. Dimesions 207 x 187.5 x 10 cm. From Xelva (Valencia). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 064027-CJT
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of the Virgin Suckling the Child, Saint Clare and Saint Anthony the Abbott by the Workshop of Llorenc Saragossa. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Last quarter of 14th century. Dimesions 207 x 187.5 x 10 cm. From Xelva (Valencia). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 064027-CJT
  • Gothic cast bronze statue of Christ. Date circa 1180 probably comes from Cerdanya.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: MNAC 4553
  • Gothic cast bronze statue of Christ. Date circa 1180 probably comes from Cerdanya.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: MNAC 4553
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of Life of St Peter by Joan Gasco. Polycchrome and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1516.  From the church of Santa Maria of Palautordera (Valles Oriental). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 015934-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of Life of St Peter by Joan Gasco. Polycchrome and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1516.  From the church of Santa Maria of Palautordera (Valles Oriental). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 015934-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of Life of St Peter by Joan Gasco. Polycchrome and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1516.  From the church of Santa Maria of Palautordera (Valles Oriental). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 015934-000
  • Gothic painted wood panels with scenes of the Martyrdom of Saint Lucy<br />
Circa 1300. Tempera on wood. Date Circa 1300. Dimensions 66 x 25.8 x 2 cm. From the parish church of Santa Llúcia de Mur (Guàrdia de Noguera, Pallars Jussà). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035703-CJT
  • Gothic painted wood panels with scenes of the Martyrdom of Saint Lucy<br />
Circa 1300. Tempera on wood. Date Circa 1300. Dimensions 68.3 x 25.3 x 1 cm. From the parish church of Santa Llúcia de Mur (Guàrdia de Noguera, Pallars Jussà). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035703-CJT
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of Saint Barbara by Goncal Peris Sarria. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1410-1425. Dimesions 278 x 207.7 x 17 cm. At the beginning of the 20th century, the altarpiece was kept in the parish church of Puertomingalvo (Teruel), but it could originally have come from the chapel of Santa Bárbara near this town. This altarpiece is attributed to the painter Gonçal Peris Sarrià, one of the chief representatives of Valencian International Gothic. His style is marked by expressive and picturesque elements, the flowing line and the charm of the colour. The main compartment of the altarpiece represents the titular saint with her distinctive attributes –the tower, in allusion to her imprisonment, and the palm, as she is considered a martyr-- and above her the Calvary. On either side are depicted various episodes from the life of Saint Barbara, who was called on to keep away lightning and storms. . National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035672-CJT
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of Saint Barbara by Goncal Peris Sarria. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1410-1425. Dimesions 278 x 207.7 x 17 cm. At the beginning of the 20th century, the altarpiece was kept in the parish church of Puertomingalvo (Teruel), but it could originally have come from the chapel of Santa Bárbara near this town. This altarpiece is attributed to the painter Gonçal Peris Sarrià, one of the chief representatives of Valencian International Gothic. His style is marked by expressive and picturesque elements, the flowing line and the charm of the colour. The main compartment of the altarpiece represents the titular saint with her distinctive attributes –the tower, in allusion to her imprisonment, and the palm, as she is considered a martyr-- and above her the Calvary. On either side are depicted various episodes from the life of Saint Barbara, who was called on to keep away lightning and storms. . National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035672-CJT
  • Gothic painted Panel Virgin of the "Consellers" by Lluis Dalmau. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date 1443-1445. Dimesions 316 x 312.5 x 32.5 cm. From the altar of the chapel of Barcelona City Hall. <br />
The prestige attached to Burgundian courtly culture and the painter Jan van Eyck explain why in 1431 King Alfons the Magnanimous sent his official painter, the Valencian Lluís Dalmau, to Flanders, to learn the new realist language at first hand. In 1443, Dalmau was commissioned to paint this altarpiece for the chapel of the City Hall. This work was a breakthrough in Catalonia on account of the format, the technique used, as it was painted in oil, and the skilful illusionism of a figurative space in which that year's five councillors, painted from life, are represented on the same scale as the Virgin and the Saints. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 015938-000
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of Saint Barbara by Goncal Peris Sarria. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1410-1425. Dimesions 278 x 207.7 x 17 cm. At the beginning of the 20th century, the altarpiece was kept in the parish church of Puertomingalvo (Teruel), but it could originally have come from the chapel of Santa Bárbara near this town. This altarpiece is attributed to the painter Gonçal Peris Sarrià, one of the chief representatives of Valencian International Gothic. His style is marked by expressive and picturesque elements, the flowing line and the charm of the colour. The main compartment of the altarpiece represents the titular saint with her distinctive attributes –the tower, in allusion to her imprisonment, and the palm, as she is considered a martyr-- and above her the Calvary. On either side are depicted various episodes from the life of Saint Barbara, who was called on to keep away lightning and storms. . National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035672-CJT
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of Saint Barbara by Goncal Peris Sarria. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1410-1425. Dimesions 278 x 207.7 x 17 cm. At the beginning of the 20th century, the altarpiece was kept in the parish church of Puertomingalvo (Teruel), but it could originally have come from the chapel of Santa Bárbara near this town. This altarpiece is attributed to the painter Gonçal Peris Sarrià, one of the chief representatives of Valencian International Gothic. His style is marked by expressive and picturesque elements, the flowing line and the charm of the colour. The main compartment of the altarpiece represents the titular saint with her distinctive attributes –the tower, in allusion to her imprisonment, and the palm, as she is considered a martyr-- and above her the Calvary. On either side are depicted various episodes from the life of Saint Barbara, who was called on to keep away lightning and storms. . National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035672-CJT
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes depicting the Assumption of the Virgin in the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
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The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes depicting the Assumption of the Virgin in the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes depicting the Assumption of the Virgin in the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes depicting the Assumption of the Virgin in the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior cupola frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior cupola frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior cupola frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes depicting the Virgin and Child in the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Prehistoric Steinacleit Standing Stones, with a stone circle of a burial mount, date unknown but anywhere between 1500-3000BC, Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  • Prehistoric Steinacleit Standing Stones, with a stone circle of a burial mount, date unknown but anywhere between 1500-3000BC, Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  • Prehistoric Steinacleit Standing Stones, with a stone circle of a burial mount, date unknown but anywhere between 1500-3000BC, Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  • Prehistoric Steinacleit Standing Stones, with a stone circle of a burial mount, date unknown but anywhere between 1500-3000BC, Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  • Prehistoric Steinacleit Standing Stones, with a stone circle of a burial mount, date unknown but anywhere between 1500-3000BC, Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  • Prehistoric Steinacleit Standing Stones, with a stone circle of a burial mount, date unknown but anywhere between 1500-3000BC, Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  • Prehistoric Steinacleit Standing Stones, with a stone circle of a burial mount, date unknown but anywhere between 1500-3000BC, Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  • Prehistoric Steinacleit Standing Stones, with a stone circle of a burial mount, date unknown but anywhere between 1500-3000BC, Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides; Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg.; Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2; 300 to 1; 900 years ago; and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding; but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides; Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg.; Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2; 300 to 1; 900 years ago; and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding; but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of Saint Barbara by Goncal Peris Sarria. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1410-1425. Dimensions 278 x 207.7 x 17 cm. At the beginning of the 20th century, the altarpiece was kept in the parish church of Puertomingalvo (Teruel), but it could originally have come from the chapel of Santa Bárbara near this town. This altarpiece is attributed to the painter Gonçal Peris Sarrià, one of the chief representatives of Valencian International Gothic. His style is marked by expressive and picturesque elements, the flowing line and the charm of the colour. The main compartment of the altarpiece represents the titular saint with her distinctive attributes –the tower, in allusion to her imprisonment, and the palm, as she is considered a martyr-- and above her the Calvary. On either side are depicted various episodes from the life of Saint Barbara, who was called on to keep away lightning and storms. . National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035672-CJT
  • 8th Cent. B.C Babylonian limestone funereal stele with inscription & relief sculpture of the governor of Mari and Suhi praying to the Gods from the Palace Museum Babylon, Iraq. The inscription states that the governor reigned for 13 years and built the city of Gabarri-ibni also making canals for new date palm cultivation in different cities, and working on the development of agriculture in the city of Suhi. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 7815
  • 8th Cent. B.C Babylonian limestone  stele with inscription & relief sculpture of the governor of Mari and Suhi praying to the Gods from the Palace Museum Babylon, Iraq. The inscription states that the governor reigned for 13 years and built the city of Gabarri-ibni also making canals for new date palm cultivation in different cities, and working on the development of agriculture in the city of Suhi. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 7815
  • 8th Cent. B.C Babylonian limestone funereal stele with inscription & relief sculpture of the governor of Mari and Suhi praying to the Gods from the Palace Museum Babylon, Iraq. The inscription states that the governor reigned for 13 years and built the city of Gabarri-ibni also making canals for new date palm cultivation in different cities, and working on the development of agriculture in the city of Suhi. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 7815
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Gothic cast bronze statue of Christ. Date circa 1180 probably comes from Cerdanya.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: MNAC 4553
  • Gothic cast bronze statue of Christ. Date circa 1180 probably comes from Cerdanya.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: MNAC 4553
  • Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome and gold leaf on alabaster. Date - Second half of the 14th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 9874
  • Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome and gold leaf on alabaster. Date - Second half of the 14th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 9874
  • Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome and gold leaf on alabaster. Date - Second half of the 14th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 9874
  • Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome and gold leaf on alabaster. Date - Second half of the 14th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 9874
  • Gothic wood statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome wood carving with varnished metal-plating. Date - First quarter of the 13th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 3924
  • Gothic wood statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome wood carving with varnished metal-plating. Date - First quarter of the 13th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 3924
  • Gothic wood statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome wood carving with varnished metal-plating. Date - First quarter of the 13th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 3924
  • Gothic painted wood panels with scenes of the Martyrdom of Saint Lucy<br />
Circa 1300. Tempera on wood. Date Circa 1300. Dimensions 66 x 25.8 x 2 cm. From the parish church of Santa Llúcia de Mur (Guàrdia de Noguera, Pallars Jussà). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035703-CJT
  • Gothic painted wood panels with scenes of the Martyrdom of Saint Lucy<br />
Circa 1300. Tempera on wood. Date Circa 1300. Dimensions 68.3 x 25.3 x 1 cm. From the parish church of Santa Llúcia de Mur (Guàrdia de Noguera, Pallars Jussà). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035703-CJT
  • Gothic wood statue of Virgin and Child by tan anontmous Catalan Artist. Carved alabaster with remains of polychrome and gold leaf. Date Second half of 14th century. Dimensions 117.5 x 38.6 x 28.4 cm.  Probably comes from Sanaüja (Segarra). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 004359-000
  • Gothic statue of Saint Peter by Joan Gasco. Tempera, oil, and stucco reliefs in gold leaf on wood. Date circa 1516. From the church of Santa Maria of Palautordera (Valles Oriental).  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 15934
  • Gothic statue of Saint Peter by Joan Gasco. Tempera, oil, and stucco reliefs in gold leaf on wood. Date circa 1516. From the church of Santa Maria of Palautordera (Valles Oriental).  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 15934
  • Gothic statue of Saint Peter by Joan Gasco. Tempera, oil, and stucco reliefs in gold leaf on wood. Date circa 1516. From the church of Santa Maria of Palautordera (Valles Oriental).  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 15934
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of Christ and the  Apostles now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of Christ and the  Apostles now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of an Apostle holding a book now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of an Apostle holding a book now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of an Apostle holding a book now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of the Apostles now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of the Apostles now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of the Apostles now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • A waterfall amongst the date palms of the Sahara desert oasis of Mides, Tunisia, North Africa
  • A waterfall amongst the date palms of the Sahara desert oasis of Mides, Tunisia, North Africa
  • The date palms of the Sahara desert oasis of Mides, Tunisia, North Africa
  • The date palms of the Sahara desert oasis of Mides, Tunisia, North Africa
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Gothic cast bronze statue of Christ. Date circa 1180 probably comes from Cerdanya.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: MNAC 4553
  • Gothic cast bronze statue of Christ. Date circa 1180 probably comes from Cerdanya.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: MNAC 4553
  • Gothic wood statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome wood carving with varnished metal-plating. Date - First quarter of the 13th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 3924
  • Gothic wood statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome wood carving with varnished metal-plating. Date - First quarter of the 13th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 3924
  • Gothic wood statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome wood carving with varnished metal-plating. Date - First quarter of the 13th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 3924
  • Gothic wood statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome wood carving with varnished metal-plating. Date - First quarter of the 13th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 3924
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of Life of St Peter by Joan Gasco. Polycchrome and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1516.  From the church of Santa Maria of Palautordera (Valles Oriental). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 015934-000
  • Gothic painted wood panels with scenes of the Martyrdom of Saint Lucy<br />
Circa 1300. Tempera on wood. Date Circa 1300. Dimensions 66 x 25.8 x 2 cm. From the parish church of Santa Llúcia de Mur (Guàrdia de Noguera, Pallars Jussà). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035703-CJT
  • Gothic painted wood panels with scenes of the Martyrdom of Saint Lucy<br />
Circa 1300. Tempera on wood. Date Circa 1300. From the parish church of Santa Llúcia de Mur (Guàrdia de Noguera, Pallars Jussà). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035703-CJT
  • Gothic painted wood panels with scenes of the Martyrdom of Saint Lucy<br />
Circa 1300. Tempera on wood. Date Circa 1300. Dimensions 68.3 x 25.3 x 1 cm. From the parish church of Santa Llúcia de Mur (Guàrdia de Noguera, Pallars Jussà). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035703-CJT
  • Gothic painted Panel Virgin of the "Consellers" by Lluis Dalmau. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date 1443-1445. Dimesions 316 x 312.5 x 32.5 cm. From the altar of the chapel of Barcelona City Hall. <br />
The prestige attached to Burgundian courtly culture and the painter Jan van Eyck explain why in 1431 King Alfons the Magnanimous sent his official painter, the Valencian Lluís Dalmau, to Flanders, to learn the new realist language at first hand. In 1443, Dalmau was commissioned to paint this altarpiece for the chapel of the City Hall. This work was a breakthrough in Catalonia on account of the format, the technique used, as it was painted in oil, and the skilful illusionism of a figurative space in which that year's five councillors, painted from life, are represented on the same scale as the Virgin and the Saints. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 015938-000
  • Gothic painted Panel Virgin of the "Consellers" by Lluis Dalmau. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date 1443-1445. Dimesions 316 x 312.5 x 32.5 cm. From the altar of the chapel of Barcelona City Hall. <br />
The prestige attached to Burgundian courtly culture and the painter Jan van Eyck explain why in 1431 King Alfons the Magnanimous sent his official painter, the Valencian Lluís Dalmau, to Flanders, to learn the new realist language at first hand. In 1443, Dalmau was commissioned to paint this altarpiece for the chapel of the City Hall. This work was a breakthrough in Catalonia on account of the format, the technique used, as it was painted in oil, and the skilful illusionism of a figurative space in which that year's five councillors, painted from life, are represented on the same scale as the Virgin and the Saints. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 015938-000
  • Gothic painted Panel Virgin of the "Consellers" by Lluis Dalmau. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date 1443-1445. Dimesions 316 x 312.5 x 32.5 cm. From the altar of the chapel of Barcelona City Hall. <br />
The prestige attached to Burgundian courtly culture and the painter Jan van Eyck explain why in 1431 King Alfons the Magnanimous sent his official painter, the Valencian Lluís Dalmau, to Flanders, to learn the new realist language at first hand. In 1443, Dalmau was commissioned to paint this altarpiece for the chapel of the City Hall. This work was a breakthrough in Catalonia on account of the format, the technique used, as it was painted in oil, and the skilful illusionism of a figurative space in which that year's five councillors, painted from life, are represented on the same scale as the Virgin and the Saints. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 015938-000
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of Saint Barbara by Goncal Peris Sarria. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1410-1425. Dimesions 278 x 207.7 x 17 cm. At the beginning of the 20th century, the altarpiece was kept in the parish church of Puertomingalvo (Teruel), but it could originally have come from the chapel of Santa Bárbara near this town. This altarpiece is attributed to the painter Gonçal Peris Sarrià, one of the chief representatives of Valencian International Gothic. His style is marked by expressive and picturesque elements, the flowing line and the charm of the colour. The main compartment of the altarpiece represents the titular saint with her distinctive attributes –the tower, in allusion to her imprisonment, and the palm, as she is considered a martyr-- and above her the Calvary. On either side are depicted various episodes from the life of Saint Barbara, who was called on to keep away lightning and storms. . National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035672-CJT
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of the Virgin Suckling the Child, Saint Clare and Saint Anthony the Abbott by the Workshop of Llorenc Saragossa. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Last quarter of 14th century. Dimesions 207 x 187.5 x 10 cm. From Xelva (Valencia). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 064027-CJT
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of the Virgin Suckling the Child, Saint Clare and Saint Anthony the Abbott by the Workshop of Llorenc Saragossa. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Last quarter of 14th century. Dimesions 207 x 187.5 x 10 cm. From Xelva (Valencia). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 064027-CJT
  • Gothic wood statue of Virgin and Child by tan anontmous Catalan Artist. Carved alabaster with remains of polychrome and gold leaf. Date Second half of 14th century. Dimensions 117.5 x 38.6 x 28.4 cm.  Probably comes from Sanaüja (Segarra). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 004359-000
  • Gothic wood statue of Virgin and Child by tan anontmous Catalan Artist. Carved alabaster with remains of polychrome and gold leaf. Date Second half of 14th century. Dimensions 117.5 x 38.6 x 28.4 cm.  Probably comes from Sanaüja (Segarra). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 004359-000
  • Gothic statue of Saint Peter by Joan Gasco. Tempera, oil, and stucco reliefs in gold leaf on wood. Date circa 1516. From the church of Santa Maria of Palautordera (Valles Oriental).  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 15934
  • Gothic statue of Saint Peter by Joan Gasco. Tempera, oil, and stucco reliefs in gold leaf on wood. Date circa 1516. From the church of Santa Maria of Palautordera (Valles Oriental).  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 15934
  • Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome and gold leaf on alabaster. Date - Second half of the 14th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 9874
  • Interior The cathedral of Ani, Also known as Surp Asdvadzadzin (church of the Holy Mother of God), its construction was started in the year 989, under King Smbat II.  The Gothic clustered arches & pointed arches pre date the European Gothic and are thought to be an influence for Western European Gothic. Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Interior The cathedral of Ani, Also known as Surp Asdvadzadzin (church of the Holy Mother of God), its construction was started in the year 989, under King Smbat II.  The Gothic clustered arches & pointed arches pre date the European Gothic and are thought to be an influence for Western European Gothic. Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Interior The cathedral of Ani, Also known as Surp Asdvadzadzin (church of the Holy Mother of God), its construction was started in the year 989, under King Smbat II.  The Gothic clustered arches & pointed arches pre date the European Gothic and are thought to be an influence for Western European Gothic. Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Ruined Armenian Gothic doorway. The Gothic  pointed arches in Ani pre date the European Gothic and are thought to be an influence for Western European Gothic. Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Romaesque facade of the church of St Mary - date from 1105 - Zadar, Croatia
  • Romaesque facade of the church of St Mary - date from 1105 - Zadar, Croatia
  • Romaesque facade of the church of St Mary - date from 1105 - Zadar, Croatia
  • Romaesque facade of the church of St Mary - date from 1105 - Zadar, Croatia
  • Romaesque facade of the church of St Mary - date from 1105 - Zadar, Croatia
  • Romaesque facade of the church of St Mary - date from 1105 - Zadar, Croatia
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes depicting the Assumption of the Virgin in the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
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The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
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The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
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The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
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The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Prehistoric Steinacleit Standing Stones, with a stone circle of a burial mount, date unknown but anywhere between 1500-3000BC, Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  • Prehistoric Steinacleit Standing Stones, with a stone circle of a burial mount, date unknown but anywhere between 1500-3000BC, Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • 8th Cent. B.C Babylonian limestone funereal stele with inscription & relief sculpture of the governor of Mari and Suhi praying to the Gods from the Palace Museum Babylon, Iraq. The inscription states that the governor reigned for 13 years and built the city of Gabarri-ibni also making canals for new date palm cultivation in different cities, and working on the development of agriculture in the city of Suhi. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 7815
  • 8th Cent. B.C Babylonian limestone funereal stele with inscription & relief sculpture of the governor of Mari and Suhi praying to the Gods from the Palace Museum Babylon, Iraq. The inscription states that the governor reigned for 13 years and built the city of Gabarri-ibni also making canals for new date palm cultivation in different cities, and working on the development of agriculture in the city of Suhi. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 7815
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Gothic cast bronze statue of Christ. Date circa 1180 probably comes from Cerdanya.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: MNAC 4553
  • Gothic cast bronze statue of Christ. Date circa 1180 probably comes from Cerdanya.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: MNAC 4553
  • Gothic wood statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome wood carving with varnished metal-plating. Date - First quarter of the 13th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 3924
  • Gothic painted wood panels with scenes of the Martyrdom of Saint Lucy<br />
Circa 1300. Tempera on wood. Date Circa 1300. From the parish church of Santa Llúcia de Mur (Guàrdia de Noguera, Pallars Jussà). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035703-CJT
  • Gothic wood statue of Virgin and Child by tan anontmous Catalan Artist. Carved alabaster with remains of polychrome and gold leaf. Date Second half of 14th century. Dimensions 117.5 x 38.6 x 28.4 cm.  Probably comes from Sanaüja (Segarra). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 004359-000
  • Gothic wood statue of Virgin and Child by tan anontmous Catalan Artist. Carved alabaster with remains of polychrome and gold leaf. Date Second half of 14th century. Dimensions 117.5 x 38.6 x 28.4 cm.  Probably comes from Sanaüja (Segarra). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 004359-000
  • Gothic wood statue of Virgin and Child by tan anontmous Catalan Artist. Carved alabaster with remains of polychrome and gold leaf. Date Second half of 14th century. Dimensions 117.5 x 38.6 x 28.4 cm.  Probably comes from Sanaüja (Segarra). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 004359-000
  • Gothic statue of Saint Peter by Joan Gasco. Tempera, oil, and stucco reliefs in gold leaf on wood. Date circa 1516. From the church of Santa Maria of Palautordera (Valles Oriental).  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 15934
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of the Apostles now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • A waterfall amongst the date palms of the Sahara desert oasis of Mides, Tunisia, North Africa
  • The date palms of the Sahara desert oasis of Mides, Tunisia, North Africa
  • A waterfall amongst the date palms of the Sahara desert oasis of Mides, Tunisia, North Africa
  • The date palms of the Sahara desert oasis of Mides, Tunisia, North Africa
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome and gold leaf on alabaster. Date - Second half of the 14th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 9874
  • Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome and gold leaf on alabaster. Date - Second half of the 14th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 9874
  • Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome and gold leaf on alabaster. Date - Second half of the 14th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 9874
  • Gothic painted Panel Virgin of the "Consellers" by Lluis Dalmau. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date 1443-1445. Dimesions 316 x 312.5 x 32.5 cm. From the altar of the chapel of Barcelona City Hall. <br />
The prestige attached to Burgundian courtly culture and the painter Jan van Eyck explain why in 1431 King Alfons the Magnanimous sent his official painter, the Valencian Lluís Dalmau, to Flanders, to learn the new realist language at first hand. In 1443, Dalmau was commissioned to paint this altarpiece for the chapel of the City Hall. This work was a breakthrough in Catalonia on account of the format, the technique used, as it was painted in oil, and the skilful illusionism of a figurative space in which that year's five councillors, painted from life, are represented on the same scale as the Virgin and the Saints. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 015938-000
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of the Virgin Suckling the Child, Saint Clare and Saint Anthony the Abbott by the Workshop of Llorenc Saragossa. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Last quarter of 14th century. Dimesions 207 x 187.5 x 10 cm. From Xelva (Valencia). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 064027-CJT
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of the Virgin Suckling the Child, Saint Clare and Saint Anthony the Abbott by the Workshop of Llorenc Saragossa. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Last quarter of 14th century. Dimesions 207 x 187.5 x 10 cm. From Xelva (Valencia). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 064027-CJT
  • Gothic wood statue of Virgin and Child by tan anontmous Catalan Artist. Carved alabaster with remains of polychrome and gold leaf. Date Second half of 14th century. Dimensions 117.5 x 38.6 x 28.4 cm.  Probably comes from Sanaüja (Segarra). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 004359-000
  • Gothic wood statue of Virgin and Child by tan anontmous Catalan Artist. Carved alabaster with remains of polychrome and gold leaf. Date Second half of 14th century. Dimensions 117.5 x 38.6 x 28.4 cm.  Probably comes from Sanaüja (Segarra). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 004359-000
  • Romaesque facade of the church of St Mary - date from 1105 - Zadar, Croatia
  • Romaesque facade of the church of St Mary - date from 1105 - Zadar, Croatia
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • Pictures & images of the interior frescoes of the  Comlekci Church,  10th century, the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  of the Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.<br />
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Comlekci Church is a Roman Byzantine church dating from the 10th century. the south section of the roof frescoes depict the Evangel, Christmas and the adoration of the magi. The northern panel frescoes depict Christ and the Cross.
  • Pictures & images of the interior frescoes of the  Comlekci Church,  10th century, the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  of the Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.<br />
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Comlekci Church is a Roman Byzantine church dating from the 10th century. the south section of the roof frescoes depict the Evangel, Christmas and the adoration of the magi. The northern panel frescoes depict Christ and the Cross.
  • Pictures & images of the interior frescoes of the  Comlekci Church,  10th century, the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  of the Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.<br />
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Comlekci Church is a Roman Byzantine church dating from the 10th century. the south section of the roof frescoes depict the Evangel, Christmas and the adoration of the magi. The northern panel frescoes depict Christ and the Cross.
  • Pictures & images of the interior frescoes of the  Comlekci Church,  10th century, the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  of the Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.<br />
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Comlekci Church is a Roman Byzantine church dating from the 10th century. the south section of the roof frescoes depict the Evangel, Christmas and the adoration of the magi. The northern panel frescoes depict Christ and the Cross.
  • Pictures & images of Kalburlu (St. Epthemios) church decorative sculptures, 9th century, the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  of the Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.<br />
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Kalburlu (St. Epthemios) church dates back to the 9th or 10th century. It is carved out of a single rock massive with rock columns holding up the roof of its church . The arches of Kalburlu (St. Epthemios) church have rich architectural decorated relif sculptures. The naves are connected by rounded arches & there is a baptismal font to the east of the main entrance.
  • Pictures & images of the interior medieval frescoes depicting the Asumption of the Virgin. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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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 medieval frescoes. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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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 17th century ciborium under which the robe of Jesus is said to have been buried. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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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 Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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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 Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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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.
  • Photo of the Hittite Fasillar Monument, finished replica of 13th century BC original. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background.<br />
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The original is an unfinished monumental stele that is situated fiat on the back on a slope at the immediate vicinity of the village Fasillar within the Konya province, Beysehir. This is an exact replica of the original that was made of trachyte igneous rock. This represents the origin& that was cast into the mould of the same dimensions and colour. <br />
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The height from the toes to the top of the lions is 7,40 meters. There is also a socket that is 80 cm. Long inserted into the basement. The Hittite monument dates from the end of 13th century BC There appears the great God higher than 4 meters stepping on the smaller mountain God that is accompanied by the lions on.
  • Fresco of Venus sitting restored as Roma  known as the “Dea Barberini” (“Barberini goddess”), dating from the first quarter of the fourth century. A.D, excavated near to Baptistery of St. John Lateran , Rome Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.
  • Fresco of Venus sitting restored as Roma  known as the “Dea Barberini” (“Barberini goddess”), dating from the first quarter of the fourth century. A.D, excavated near to Baptistery of St. John Lateran , Rome Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a grey background.
  • Religious mural of St Christopher with Christ on his shoulders by Dionislo Baschenis, dated 1493, on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Roman mosaic depicting Dionysus repelling pirates from his ship.  He is accompanied by Acoetes, the helmsman and his tutor Silenus, right. Dionysus, in the form a panther, centre,  is repelling pirates from his ship who turn into dolphins as they jump overboard . Dated from the reign of Emperor Gallienus, 260-280 AD from the the house of Dionysus and Ulysses, Dougga. Roman mosaics from the north African Roman province of Africanus . Inv 2884B Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Roman mosaic depicting Dionysus repelling pirates from his ship.  He is accompanied by Acoetes, the helmsman and his tutor Silenus, right. Dionysus, in the form a panther, centre,  is repelling pirates from his ship who turn into dolphins as they jump overboard . Dated from the reign of Emperor Gallienus, 260-280 AD from the the house of Dionysus and Ulysses, Dougga. Roman mosaics from the north African Roman province of Africanus . Inv 2884B Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • Roman marble statue of the Esquiline Venus or Aphrodite dated to the 1st cent. It was found in 1874 in Piazza Dante on the Esquiline Hill in Rome, probably part of the site of the Horti Lamiani, one of the imperial gardens, rich archaeological sources of classical sculpture. The Esquiline Venus is an example of the Pasitelean “eclectic" style of the Neo-Attic school. It combines elements from a variety of other previous schools - a Praxitelean idea of the nude female form; a face, muscular torso, and small high breasts in the fifth-century BC severe style; and pressed-together thighs typical of Hellenistic sculptures. Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Roman marble statue of the Esquiline Venus or Aphrodite dated to the 1st cent. It was found in 1874 in Piazza Dante on the Esquiline Hill in Rome, probably part of the site of the Horti Lamiani, one of the imperial gardens, rich archaeological sources of classical sculpture. The Esquiline Venus is an example of the Pasitelean “eclectic" style of the Neo-Attic school. It combines elements from a variety of other previous schools - a Praxitelean idea of the nude female form; a face, muscular torso, and small high breasts in the fifth-century BC severe style; and pressed-together thighs typical of Hellenistic sculptures. Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Roman gilded bronze head of Emperor Constantine dating from about 330-337 AD.. Inv 5.13, The Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, from the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, from the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Gypsum, schist, shells and lapis lazuli statue of Ebih-Il, early Dynastic; Shakkanakku (military governor) of the ancient city-state of Mari in present day eastern Syria, dating from circa 2340 BC or from the Akkadian period of rule Circa 2250 BC.. The statue carries a cuneiform inscription in Akkadian. Excavated from; the temple of Ishtar at Mari by André Parrot in 1934-1935 the statue measures; 52.5 cm (20.7 in) high; 20.6 cm (8.1 in) wide and 30 cm (11.8 in) deep. Department of Oriental Antiquities; Richelieu; ground floor; room 1b; inv AO 17551; Louvre Museum; Paris
  • Roman statue of Silenus or Papposilenus from the mid 2nd cent. AD excavated from the Villa Spithoever, via Flavia, Rome, Italy. Papposilenus, the aged Silenus was tutor to Cionysus. In this statue he is portrayed with a hairy coat accentuating his wild nature. When the statue was complete it may have had its right arm held up grasping a bunch of grapes and a cup of wine in the left hand. The statue is copied from a late hellenistic original dating from 2nd cent. BC known as the satyr pouring wine by Greek sculptor Praxiteles circa 370-300 BC .  Inv  78294, The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Sarcophagus with detailed relief sculptured panels with battle scenes. This large sarcophagus which was found in 1931 near the Tiburtina, in the eastern suburbs of the ancient city, shows on its front a symbolic battle, staged on two levels. This composition focuses on the progress of the Roman horseman, depicted in the guise of a universal victor, in a melee of soldiers, spears and horses; the Romans are delivering savage blows, devastating their enemies. The bloody scenes are framed by two pairs of enslaved barbarians, whose afflicted demeanour expresses the suffering which comes to those who rebel against the dominion of Rome. The dramatic animation of the combat emphasised by the deep chiaroscuro obtained by a skilful feat of carving. The low relief on the sides of the sarcophagus shows events subsequent to the encounter; on one side barbarian prisoners cross the river on the other chiefs submit to the Roman officials. The freeze on the lid, between two corner masks, celebrates the dead man and his wife, presented in the centre is the act of ‘dextarum iunctio’; on the left, the women exercises her ‘virtue’ in the house, educating her children; on the right, the, after his warlike activities, receives his 'clementia'. The faces of the principle characters remain incomplete, awaiting the carving of the features of the dead people. The decoration of the sarcophagus, inspired by many scenes on the Antonine Column, can be dated to around 180AD. The military insignia represented on the upper edge of the casket - the eagle of the Legio III Flavia and the boar of the Legio I Itlaica - enable us perhaps to identify the dead man as Aurelius Iulius Pompilius, an official of Marcus Aurelius in command of two cavalry squadron on detachment to those two legions during the war against Marcomanni (1720-175AD). National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Satatue known as the Sitting captive - a Roman sculpture of the 1st or 2nd century SAD made out of  Green Breche stone from the Wadi Hammamat, Egypt. The head and hands do not belong to the statue. The head is wearing a hat Phyrigian hat and recalls the same style as the famous Farnese Prisoners statues who were defeated Dacians from the Forum of Trajan (98-117 AD). The body can be dated  to the 1st century AD and is probably from the near east. The recomposed statue , named the defeated barbarian king, was the centre piece of a room in the Villa Albani (1692-1779) in Rome.  The Albani Collection, Inv No. LL 17 or Ma 1383, Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans) “Capitoline Type”. 2nd centuryAD Roman statue in marble discovered at the Acqua Traversa near Rome.  The statue belong to a series of Roman replicas of a Greek original that reproduce a famous picture of goddess Aphrodite (Venus) and the best known copy is in the Capitoline Museums in Rome. The now lost, the Greek original dates from the 2nd century or 3rd BC and is known as the "Aphrodite of Knidos” in which Aphrodite accompanied by a cupid is surprised while bathing.  Inv MR 369   (or Ma 335), The Louvre Mueum, Paris.
  • Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans) “Capitoline Type”. 2nd centuryAD Roman statue in marble discovered at the Acqua Traversa near Rome.  The statue belong to a series of Roman replicas of a Greek original that reproduce a famous picture of goddess Aphrodite (Venus) and the best known copy is in the Capitoline Museums in Rome. The now lost, the Greek original dates from the 2nd century or 3rd BC and is known as the "Aphrodite of Knidos” in which Aphrodite accompanied by a cupid is surprised while bathing.  Inv MR 369   (or Ma 335), The Louvre Mueum, Paris.
  • Centaur with Eros on its back, a 1st - 2nd AD Roman sculpture in marble. Tradition has it that a centaur be a monstrous half-man half-horse mythical creature. In this Roman statue the old centaur is being ridden by Eros (Cupid), the Greek god of Love represented in the form of a young wing child. The sculpture is a copy of a Greek original  attributed to school sculpture of Aphrodisias (Turkey) can be dating in the 2nd century BC. The Borghese Collection inv MR 122 ( or Ma 562 ), Louvre Museum Paris
  • Pan removing a thorn from the foot of a satyr. 1st - 2nd AD Roman sculpture in marble. Pan (Faunus to the Romans) , the Greek god of shepherds, is recognisable as a hybrid of half-man half-goat. This group, of which several Roman versions exist, dates from circa 50 BC. The Borghese Collection inv MR 193 ( or Ma 320 ), Louvre Museum Paris
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • Roman marble statue of the Esquiline Venus or Aphrodite dated to the 1st cent. It was found in 1874 in Piazza Dante on the Esquiline Hill in Rome, probably part of the site of the Horti Lamiani, one of the imperial gardens, rich archaeological sources of classical sculpture. The Esquiline Venus is an example of the Pasitelean “eclectic" style of the Neo-Attic school. It combines elements from a variety of other previous schools - a Praxitelean idea of the nude female form; a face, muscular torso, and small high breasts in the fifth-century BC severe style; and pressed-together thighs typical of Hellenistic sculptures. Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Roman statue of an Emperor with a breastplate (loricata) from the 2nd cent AD from the Imperial Villa, Rome. The statue depicts a man in military dress, with a breastplate (lorca) decorated within griffins and a cluster of acanthus, and edged by a series of pendants (pteryges) with a head of ferocious animals and a cloak (paludamentum). In his left hand remains the traces of a sword; his raised right arm probably leant on a spear. On his feat he wears shoes decorated at the ankles with a lion skin. The statue dates from the dynasty of the Antonine Emperors and is the dress of the supreme military commander.  The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman statue of Silenus or Papposilenus from the mid 2nd cent. AD excavated from the Villa Spithoever, via Flavia, Rome, Italy. Papposilenus, the aged Silenus was tutor to Cionysus. In this statue he is portrayed with a hairy coat accentuating his wild nature. When the statue was complete it may have had its right arm held up grasping a bunch of grapes and a cup of wine in the left hand. The statue is copied from a late hellenistic original dating from 2nd cent. BC known as the satyr pouring wine by Greek sculptor Praxiteles circa 370-300 BC .  Inv  78294, The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman statue of Silenus or Papposilenus from the mid 2nd cent. AD excavated from the Villa Spithoever, via Flavia, Rome, Italy. Papposilenus, the aged Silenus was tutor to Cionysus. In this statue he is portrayed with a hairy coat accentuating his wild nature. When the statue was complete it may have had its right arm held up grasping a bunch of grapes and a cup of wine in the left hand. The statue is copied from a late hellenistic original dating from 2nd cent. BC known as the satyr pouring wine by Greek sculptor Praxiteles circa 370-300 BC .  Inv  78294, The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman portrait bust of a young man from the reign of Nero, 54-68 AD. This portrait can be dated to the reign of Nero due to the facial features and hair style, with short locks and long fringe over the forehead. The young man is wearing a tunic, stopped with a small fibula (clasp) on the left shoulder. Inv 281, The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman portrait bust of a young man from the reign of Nero, 54-68 AD. This portrait can be dated to the reign of Nero due to the facial features and hair style, with short locks and long fringe over the forehead. The young man is wearing a tunic, stopped with a small fibula (clasp) on the left shoulder. Inv 281, The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Satatue known as the Sitting captive - a Roman sculpture of the 1st or 2nd century SAD made out of  Green Breche stone from the Wadi Hammamat, Egypt. The head and hands do not belong to the statue. The head is wearing a hat Phyrigian hat and recalls the same style as the famous Farnese Prisoners statues who were defeated Dacians from the Forum of Trajan (98-117 AD). The body can be dated  to the 1st century AD and is probably from the near east. The recomposed statue , named the defeated barbarian king, was the centre piece of a room in the Villa Albani (1692-1779) in Rome.  The Albani Collection, Inv No. LL 17 or Ma 1383, Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans) “Capitoline Type”. 2nd centuryAD Roman statue in marble discovered at the Acqua Traversa near Rome.  The statue belong to a series of Roman replicas of a Greek original that reproduce a famous picture of goddess Aphrodite (Venus) and the best known copy is in the Capitoline Museums in Rome. The now lost, the Greek original dates from the 2nd century or 3rd BC and is known as the "Aphrodite of Knidos” in which Aphrodite accompanied by a cupid is surprised while bathing.  Inv MR 369   (or Ma 335), The Louvre Mueum, Paris.
  • Aphrodite of Fréjus in the style known as "Venus Genetrix". A 1.64m high Roman statue, dating from the end of the 1st century BC to the start of the 1st century AD, in Parian marble, was discovered at Fréjus (Forum Julii) in 1650. It is considered as the best Roman copy of the lost Greek work. Louvre Museum, Paris<br />
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The Venus Genetrix style of statue depicts Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans) as Genetrix ( Latin for Mother). This sculptural type was adopted by the Julia-Claudian dynasty after Julius Caesar claimed that he was defended from Venus herself.  The original lost Greek statue is attributed to Greek sculpture Callimachus who created a Bronze Aphrodite in 420-410. According to Pliny's Natural History showing her dressed in a light but clinging chiton or peplos, which was lowered on the left shoulder to reveal her left breast and hung down in a sheer face and decoratively carved so as not to hide the outlines of the woman's body. Venus was depicted holding the apple won in the Judgement of Paris in her left hand, whilst her right hand moved to cover her head. From the lost bronze original are derived all surviving copies. The composition was frontal, the body's form monumental, and in the surviving Roman replicas its proportions are close to the Polyclitean, an ancient Greek sculptor in bronze of the fifth century BC.
  • Frescoes of the Sacristy depicting the life of Saint Benedict dating from 1387 and commissioned by Benedetto degli Alberti  .San Miniato al Monte (St. Minias on the Mountain) basilica , Florence, Italy.
  • Greek Fresco on the inside of Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore]. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. This panel from the short side of the tomb shows a man with a wreathed wine crater . Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Xysta on the houses of  Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of the main square of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • The 1st cent B.C Terrace Temple dedicated to Zeus Soteros  and round sanctuary dating back to the 5th cent B.C and dedicated to the god King Basileus Kaunios, the son of Apollo’s son Miletos and the water nymph Kyanee, . Archaeological site of  Kaunos (Caunos), Dalyan Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the interior frescoes of the  Comlekci Church,  10th century, the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  of the Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.<br />
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Comlekci Church is a Roman Byzantine church dating from the 10th century. the south section of the roof frescoes depict the Evangel, Christmas and the adoration of the magi. The northern panel frescoes depict Christ and the Cross.

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