• Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 126 - what to say in the judgement before Osiris, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. close up<br />
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Spell 125 instruct the deceased as to waht to say infront of Osiris and the Forty Two Judges in the Hall of Two Maat, the netherworlds Judgement Hall. <br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • The Dome Catheral - Detail of St Mary Of The Flower  picture  and  main entrance -  Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral - Detail of St Mary Of The Flower  picture  and  main entrance -  Florence Italy
  • The Dome Cathederal - Detail Of facade and bell tower ; Florence Italy
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Detail Of Door - Florence Italy.
  • The Dome Catheral - Detail of St Mary Of The Flower  picture  and  main entrance -  Florence Italy
  • The Dome Cathederal - Detail Of facade and bell tower ; Florence Italy
  • The Dome Cathederal - Detail Of facade and bell tower ; Florence Italy
  • The Dome Cathederal  - Detail Of facade and bell tower ; Florence Italy
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Detail of statues over door- Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Detail of statues over door- Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Detail of statues over door- Florence Italy.
  • The Dome Catheral - Detail Of facade and bell tower ; Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral - Detail Of facadeand bell tower ; Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral - Detail Of facade and bell tower ; Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral - Detail Of facade ; Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral - Detail Of facade ; Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral -Detail Of Bronze Doors - Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral - Detail of Christ picture  and  main entrance -  Florence Italy
  • The Dome Cathederal - Detail Of facade ; Florence Italy
  • The Dome Cathederal - Detail Of facade  ; Florence Italy
  • The Dome Cathederal  - Detail Of Doors ; Florence Italy
  • The Dome Cathederal  - Detail Of Doors ; Florence Italy
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Detail of statues over door- Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Detail Of Door - Florence Italy.
  • Cathederal - Detail of the facade. Piazza del Duomo, Sienna Italy
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Detail Of Door - Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Detail Of Door - Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Detail Of Door - Florence Italy.
  • The Dome Catheral - Detail Of facade ; Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral -Detail Of Bronze Doors - Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral -Detail Of Bronze Doors - Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral -Detail Of Bronze Doors - Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral -Detail Of Bronze Doors - Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral -Detail Of Bronze Doors - Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral - Detail of pillar - Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral - Detail of Christ picture  and  main entrance -  Florence Italy
  • The Dome Cathederal - Detail Of facade and bell tower ; Florence Italy
  • The Dome Cathederal  - Detail Of facade and bell tower ; Florence Italy
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Detail Of Door - Florence Italy.
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Door of the Prince, Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Detail of the Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work of the Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) , Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Detail of the Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work of the Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) , Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Statues of the Apostles and the  the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Statues of the Virgin Mary flanked by the Apostles and the  the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Gothic windows and architectural detail  of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Gothic windows and architectural detail  of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • The tondo relief of Christ with his hands tied on central door of the fine Gothic architectural detail  of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Statues of the Apostles and the  the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Door of the Prince, Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Door of the Prince, Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Door of the Prince, Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Door of the Prince, Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Door of the Prince, Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Door of the Prince, Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Door of the Prince, Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Door of the Prince, Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Detail of the Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work of the Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) , Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Detail of the Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work of the Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) , Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Detail of the Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work of the Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) , Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Detail of the Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work of the Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) , Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Detail of the Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work of the Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) , Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Detail of the Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work of the Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) , Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Detail of the Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work of the Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) , Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Detail of the Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work of the Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) , Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Statues of the Virgin Mary flanked by the Apostles and the  the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • The right door mosaic and the fine Gothic architectural detail  of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • The main central door ( Porta Maggiore ) mosaic and the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Statues of the Apostles and the  the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Statues of the Virgin Mary flanked by the Apostles and the  the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • The main central door ( Porta Maggiore ) mosaic and the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • The main central door ( Porta Maggiore ) mosaic and the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Statues of the Apostles and the  the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Statues of the Virgin Mary flanked by the Apostles and the  the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Statues of the Virgin Mary flanked by the Apostles and the  the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • The main central door ( Porta Maggiore ) mosaic and the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Statues of the Apostles and the  the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Treasury of Siphnos. Detail of North Frieze depicting the battle between the gods and the Giants. 525 B.C.  Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Door of the Prince, Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Door of the Prince, Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Door of the Prince, Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Treasury of Siphnos. Detail of North Frieze depicting the battle between the gods and the Giants. 525 B.C.  Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • The 14th Century Gothic style architectural details of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Treasury of Siphnos. Detail of North Frieze depicting the battle between the gods and the Giants. 525 B.C.  Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • The 14th Century Gothic style architectural details of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Detail of end relief panel of the 13th century BC Hittite religious rock carvings of Yazılıkaya Hittite rock sanctuary, chamber A, Hattusa, Bogazale, Turkey.. Plastercast at the Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
  • Treasury of Siphnos. Detail of North Frieze depicting the battle between the gods and the Giants. 525 B.C.  Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • A detail crop of the lunette, pediment and tondo and the 14th c. sculptures. Note the file size. The lunette sculpture set is a ?Virgin and Child with Two Angels? by Lorenzo di Giovanni d'Ambroglio. In the tondo are two figures wrapping Christ in his shroud, supported by two angels in the lower spaces. The Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • The right door mosaic and the fine Gothic architectural detail and Rose window of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • The right door mosaic and the fine Gothic architectural detail and Rose window of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Moorish architectural detail on the old mosque tower, now the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville, Spain
  • Moorish architectural detail on the old mosque tower, now the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville, Spain
  • Moorish architectural detail on the old mosque tower, now the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville, Spain
  • The right door mosaic and the fine Gothic architectural detail and Rose window of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Theright door mosaic and the fine Gothic architectural detail and Rose window of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Moorish architectural detail on the old mosque tower, now the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail with flying butresses of the Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Bas-relief detail from  the Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • The Dome Catheral - Statue Of Saint Mary Of The Flowers - Florence Italy
  • Detail from The Arch Of Constantine . Rome
  • Panoramic view of Florence with  the Palazzio Vecchio and The Duomo, Italy
  • The Dome Catheral -Statue Of Saint Anthony- Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral - Statue Of Saint Mary Of The Flowers - Florence Italy
  • Detail from The Arch Of Constantine . Rome
  • The Dome Catheral - Statue Of Saint Mary Of The Flowers - Florence Italy
  • Panoramic view of Florence with  the Palazzio Vecchio and The Duomo, Italy
  • Panoramic view of Florence with  the Palazzio Vecchio and The Duomo, Italy
  • Panoramic view of Florence with  the Palazzio Vecchio and The Duomo, Italy
  • Panoramic view of Florence with  the Palazzio Vecchio and The Duomo, Italy
  • Panoramic view of Florence and the Ponte Vecchio, the Palazzio Vecchio and The Duomo, Italy
  • Panoramic view of Florence The Duomo, Italy
  • Panoramic view of Florence with  the Palazzio Vecchio and The Duomo, Italy
  • Panoramic view of Florence and the Ponte Vecchio, the Palazzio Vecchio and The Duomo, Italy
  • Panoramic view of Florence with  the Palazzio Vecchio and The Duomo, Italy
  • Panoramic view of Florence and the Ponte Vecchio, Italy
  • Panoramic view of Florence and the Ponte Vecchio, Italy
  • Art Noveau detail from the Croatian State Archives Building [ Hrvatski dr?avni arhiv ], Zagreb, Croatia
  • The belll tower and dome of the Florence Duomo Cathedral, Italy
  • The belll tower and dome of the Florence Duomo Cathedral, Italy
  • Panorama of Florence, Italy. High Resolution.
  • The Dome Catheral -Statue of Saint - Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral -Statue Of Archbishop - Florence Italy
  • Facade of San Miniato Church - Florence Italy.
  • Panoramic view of Florence with  the Palazzio Vecchio and The Duomo, Italy
  • Medieval gilded manuscript cover depicting the Crucifixion. 11th century from the treasury of the Cathedral of Maastricht. AD.  <br />
This gilded with relief panel with inlaid stones was originally a manuscript cover. Since 1677, it contained the 'documents of the oath of the Dukes of Brabant'. The back of the panel is covered with precious fabrics. On the front, in the central part, is depicted a crucifixion the style of which is reminiscent of the works of the goldsmiths of the Emperor Henry II. On the borders are small icons and emblems including those of the Carolingians. The main interest of this work lies in the four enamelled on gold symbols of the evangelists in the four corners, two being 'Enforced’ on a background of gold, the others being painted.<br />
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One of Latin inscriptions states that 'Beatrice  ordered the execution ( of this work) in honour of Almighty God and his saints“. It could be Beatrice wife of Hermann II of Swabia and daughter Emperor's sister-Conrad II or, more likely, Beatrice of Tuscany who in 1036 was wife of Boniface III, Marquis of Tuscany, and second wife of Geoffrey the Bearded, Duke of Lower Lorraine and Brabant.<br />
 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Byzantine Mosaics of the Virgin Mary and Child above the altar of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church on the island of Torcello, Venice, northern Italy. It is a notable example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto.
  • Byzantine Mosaics of the Virgin Mary and Child above the altar of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church on the island of Torcello, Venice, northern Italy. It is a notable example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto.
  • Byzantine Mosaics of the Virgin Mary and Child above the altar of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church on the island of Torcello, Venice, northern Italy. It is a notable example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto.
  • Painted Gothic gilded wooden statue altarpiece of Saint Catherine, circa 1520-1525 by Niklaus Weckmann from Ulm, Germany. The young Christian martyr is represented with his usual attributes, crown, book, wheel, sword, which make reference to her legendary life and her martyrdom. The bas-relief of Saint Catherine was originally part of an altarpiece. The treatment  and refined painted facial highlights executed the prettiness of the saint. The style is typical of  Niklaus Weckmann, one great masters of late Gothic Swabian art . Inv RF 2207.6,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Gothic style Ceremonial entrance, the Porta della Carta ( 1438-1442), on the eastern facade of The Doge's Palace with statues of sculptural portrait of the Doge Francesco Foscari kneeling before the St. Mark's Lion.  , Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style statues of the Doge & the winger lion of St Mark on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Gothic style Ceremonial entrance, the Porta della Carta ( 1438-1442), on the eastern facade of The Doge's Palace with statues of sculptural portrait of the Doge Francesco Foscari kneeling before the St. Mark's Lion.  , Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Byzantine Mosaics of Christ Pantocrator above the side chapel  of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church on the island of Torcello, Venice, northern Italy. It is a notable example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto.
  • Byzantine Mosaics of Christ Pantocrator above the side chapel  of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church on the island of Torcello, Venice, northern Italy. It is a notable example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto.
  • Byzantine Mosaics of the Virgin Mary and Child above the altar of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church on the island of Torcello, Venice, northern Italy. It is a notable example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto.
  • Mosaic of soldiers killing children from the 14th century " Slaughter of the Innocents" from the east wall of the ante baptistery. Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • Medieval enamelled box with scenes of the Massacre of the Innocents, last quarter of the 12th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. Monflanquin, Lot-en-Gironne. AD. Inv OA 10406, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval case known as “of Saint Louis”,  made in Limoges around 1236. Given by Philip the Fair to the Abbey of Notre Dame du Lis with relics of Saint Louis inside., Paris. inv 253, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled box with scenes from the martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket, end of the 12th beginning of the 13th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD. Inv OA 7745, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory tabernacle depicting the Virgin and Child with scenes from the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the presentation at the Temple  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century and is a typical example of tabernacles made in Paris at that period.  inv 2587, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic reliquary of Saint Martin probably made in Avignon in the second quarter of the 14th century. From the church of Soudeilles, Correze, France.  inv 6459, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • 14th Century Mosaic of Jesus Christ Emmanuel, meaning "God is with us" a symbolic name which appears in chapters 7 and 8 of the Book of Isaiah,   from the Zen Chapel  of the  Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • Gothic style Ceremonial entrance, the Porta della Carta ( 1438-1442), on the eastern facade of The Doge's Palace with statues of sculptural portrait of the Doge Francesco Foscari kneeling before the St. Mark's Lion.  , Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Arial view form St Mark's Campinale of St Mark's Square and the Doges with the island of San Giorgio Maggiore behind , with its church front designed by Andrea Palladio and begun in 1566.  Venice Italy
  • Gothic style Ceremonial entrance, the Porta della Carta ( 1438-1442), on the eastern facade of The Doge's Palace with statues of sculptural portrait of the Doge Francesco Foscari kneeling before the St. Mark's Lion.  , Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Gothic style Ceremonial entrance, the Porta della Carta ( 1438-1442), on the eastern facade of The Doge's Palace with statues of sculptural portrait of the Doge Francesco Foscari kneeling before the St. Mark's Lion.  , Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Gothic style Ceremonial entrance, the Porta della Carta ( 1438-1442), on the eastern facade of The Doge's Palace with statues of sculptural portrait of the Doge Francesco Foscari kneeling before the St. Mark's Lion.  , Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Gothic style Ceremonial entrance, the Porta della Carta ( 1438-1442), on the eastern facade of The Doge's Palace with statues of sculptural portrait of the Doge Francesco Foscari kneeling before the St. Mark's Lion.  , Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style statues of the Doge & the winger lion of St Mark on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • 14th Century Mosaic of Jesus Christ Emmanuel, meaning "God is with us" a symbolic name which appears in chapters 7 and 8 of the Book of Isaiah,   from the Zen Chapel  of the  Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • 14th century mosaics of the profets David & Solomon from the South Wall of the Ante Baptsitery.  Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • Mosaic of soldiers killing children from the 14th century " Slaughter of the Innocents" from the east wall of the ante baptistery. Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • 14th Century Mosaic of the profet Isaia from the Zen Chapel  of the  Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • Moasic on the apse bowl-vault of Jesus Christ Pantocrator, lord of the universe, is a 1506 reworking of the original Byzantine type image by a renaissance master mosaicist.
  • Moasic on the apse bowl-vault of Jesus Christ Pantocrator, lord of the universe, is a 1506 reworking of the original Byzantine type image by a renaissance master mosaicist.
  • Medieval enamelled box depicting the entombment of a Saint, beginning of the 13th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD. Inv OA 949, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic reliquary of Saint Francis of Assisi made in Limoges around 1228, enamel on gold. inv 4083, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted oak relief of three soldiers and two men in a rocky landscape below the walls of Jerusalem, from Antwerp circa 1510-1515. This is a panel from the Passion.  Inv RF  297,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted walnut sculpture of the decent from the Cross, circa 1470-1490 possibly from Antwerp or the Brabant region of Belgium.  Inv RF 4696,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval elephant ivory plaque with traces of paint made in Italy in the 13th or start of the 14th century.  The crucifixion is a rare example of a Gothic piece being inspired by 11th century Romanesque works.  inv 7268, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Bouquetin goats horn ivory crosier with traces of paint, circa 12th century from the south of Italy. Inv OA 11150, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval elephant ivory relief panel depicting the Crucifixtion. From southern Germany or north of Italy, end of 10th or 11th cent. AD. Inv. OA 12231, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory relief panel depicting the arrest of Christ.  From the workshop of Charles-le-Chauve circa 870 AD.. Inv. OA 9526, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Moasic on the apse bowl-vault the great Christ Pantocrator, lord of the universe, is a 1506 reworking of the original Byzantine type image by a renaissance master mosaicist.
  • The 14th Century Gothic style column capitals of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style eastern facade of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style balcony on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 1485 ceremonial staircase built within the courtyard of the Doge's Palace  known as the Giants' Staircase which is  guarded by Sansovino's two colossal statues of Mars and Neptune, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style eastern facade of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style eastern facade of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style eastern facade of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style balcony on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style balcony on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style balcony on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Arial view form St Mark's Campinale of St Mark's Square and the Doges with the island of San Giorgio Maggiore behind , with its church front designed by Andrea Palladio and begun in 1566.  Venice Italy
  • Mosaics of the Virgin Mary from Torcello Byzantine mosaics of the Cathedral Santa Maria Assunta, Venice, Italy
  • 14th Century Mosaic of the Virgin Mary & Child from the Zen Chapel  of the  Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • Mosaic of soldiers killing children from the 14th century " Slaughter of the Innocents" from the east wall of the ante baptistery. Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • 14th century mosaic fragments  of the Magi (Kings) meeting King Herod from the West wall of the ante baptistry.  Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • 14th Century Mosaic of the Profit Abraham from the vault of the ante baptistery ( south section ), Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • 14th Century Mosaic of the Profit Elisha from the vault of the ante baptistery ( south section ), Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style column capitals of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Medieval Gothic ivory diptych with scenes from the life of Christ and the Virgin made in Paris around 1370-1380.  inv 4089, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled box depicting the martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket, 12th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD. Inv OA 11333, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory diptych depicting the Virgin and child,  made in Paris in the first quarter of the 14th century.  inv 11097, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled crucifix, end of the 12th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD. Inv OA 7284, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory Triptych relief panel depicting the Ascension, end of 11th cent. AD. Inv OA 6340, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • The 14th Century Gothic style eastern facade of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style balcony on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Interior stairs of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style column capitals of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style eastern facade of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style balcony on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style balcony on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Arial view form St Mark's Campinale of St Mark's Square and the Doges with the island of San Giorgio Maggiore behind , with its church front designed by Andrea Palladio and begun in 1566.  Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style column capitals of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style column capitals of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style column capitals of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style column capitals of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Painted Gothic wooden Fourteen Intercessors altarpiece made at the end of the 15th century in Franconia.  The panel depict 14 saints in total. Inv RF 2531,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted Gothic wooden Fourteen Intercessors altarpiece made at the end of the 15th century in Franconia.  The panel depict 14 saints in total. Inv RF 2531,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory diptych with scenes from the Passion made in Paris in the second quarter of the 14th century.  inv 10006, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled crosier with palm leaf flower, beginning of the 13th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. Nieul-sur-L’Autise. AD. Inv OA 8105, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled crucifix, circa end of 12th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD. Inv OA 2956, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled panel depicting the Crucifixion, end of 12th cent from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD. Inv OA 7285, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted wooden relief sculptured altarpiece of two Popes, a  Cardinal, a Bishop a cannon and 7 priests praying made in 1505 by Daniel Mauch from Ulm. Inv RF 2805,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory figure of Christ at the pillar made in Paris around 1300-1320.  inv 12380, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory plaque depicting the Crucifixion and the saints at the tomb, end of 11th cent from Salerne or Amalfi. AD. Inv OA 4085, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval ivory comb with a central relief panel depicting David defeating a Lion. Third quarter of the 9th cent. AD from Metz. Inv. OA 354, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Mosaic of St Bartholomew from " St. Bartholomew Baptises in India".  Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • Mosaic of St Bartholomew from " St. Bartholomew Baptises in India".  Basilica San Marco ( St Mark's Basilica ) Venice, Italy
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero , Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Naked warrior emperor Nero holds the orb of world rule in one hand and crowns the military trophy with the other. Between the trophy and the emperor stands a bound captive boy. He wears long barbarian trousers and looks up at Nero.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero with captive, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
<br />
Naked warrior emperor Nero holds the orb of world rule in one hand and crowns the military trophy with the other. Between the trophy and the emperor stands a bound captive boy. He wears long barbarian trousers and looks up at Nero.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
<br />
Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against an art background.<br />
<br />
Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero , Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
Naked warrior emperor Nero holds the orb of world rule in one hand and crowns the military trophy with the other. Between the trophy and the emperor stands a bound captive boy. He wears long barbarian trousers and looks up at Nero.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero , Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
Naked warrior emperor Nero holds the orb of world rule in one hand and crowns the military trophy with the other. Between the trophy and the emperor stands a bound captive boy. He wears long barbarian trousers and looks up at Nero.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero , Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
Naked warrior emperor Nero holds the orb of world rule in one hand and crowns the military trophy with the other. Between the trophy and the emperor stands a bound captive boy. He wears long barbarian trousers and looks up at Nero.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero , Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
Naked warrior emperor Nero holds the orb of world rule in one hand and crowns the military trophy with the other. Between the trophy and the emperor stands a bound captive boy. He wears long barbarian trousers and looks up at Nero.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ flight from Troy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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Aineas in armour carries his aged farther Anchises on his shoulders and leads his young son Lulus by his hand. They are fleeing from the sack of Troy. The figure floating behind is Aphrodite, Aineas’ mother: she is helping their escape. Old Anchises carries a round box that held images of Troy’s ancestral gods.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ flight from Troy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
<br />
Aineas in armour carries his aged farther Anchises on his shoulders and leads his young son Lulus by his hand. They are fleeing from the sack of Troy. The figure floating behind is Aphrodite, Aineas’ mother: she is helping their escape. Old Anchises carries a round box that held images of Troy’s ancestral gods.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ flight from Troy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
<br />
Aineas in armour carries his aged farther Anchises on his shoulders and leads his young son Lulus by his hand. They are fleeing from the sack of Troy. The figure floating behind is Aphrodite, Aineas’ mother: she is helping their escape. Old Anchises carries a round box that held images of Troy’s ancestral gods.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ flight from Troy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
<br />
Aineas in armour carries his aged farther Anchises on his shoulders and leads his young son Lulus by his hand. They are fleeing from the sack of Troy. The figure floating behind is Aphrodite, Aineas’ mother: she is helping their escape. Old Anchises carries a round box that held images of Troy’s ancestral gods.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ flight from Troy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
<br />
Aineas in armour carries his aged farther Anchises on his shoulders and leads his young son Lulus by his hand. They are fleeing from the sack of Troy. The figure floating behind is Aphrodite, Aineas’ mother: she is helping their escape. Old Anchises carries a round box that held images of Troy’s ancestral gods.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.    <br />
<br />
Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.    <br />
<br />
Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.    <br />
<br />
Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.    <br />
<br />
Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero with captive, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
Naked warrior emperor Nero holds the orb of world rule in one hand and crowns the military trophy with the other. Between the trophy and the emperor stands a bound captive boy. He wears long barbarian trousers and looks up at Nero.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero with captive, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
<br />
Naked warrior emperor Nero holds the orb of world rule in one hand and crowns the military trophy with the other. Between the trophy and the emperor stands a bound captive boy. He wears long barbarian trousers and looks up at Nero.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.      Against a white background.<br />
<br />
Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.    Against a black background.<br />
<br />
Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a grey background.<br />
<br />
Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Detail of a  Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Achilles and a dying Amazon, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.       Against a white background.<br />
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Achilles supports the dying Amazon queen Penthesilea whom he has mortally wounded. Her double headed axe slips from her hands. The queen had come to fight against the Greeks in the Trojan war and Achilles fell in love with her.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Achilles and a dying Amazon, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.     Against a black background.<br />
<br />
Achilles supports the dying Amazon queen Penthesilea whom he has mortally wounded. Her double headed axe slips from her hands. The queen had come to fight against the Greeks in the Trojan war and Achilles fell in love with her.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Achilles and a dying Amazon, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against an art background. <br />
<br />
Achilles supports the dying Amazon queen Penthesilea whom he has mortally wounded. Her double headed axe slips from her hands. The queen had come to fight against the Greeks in the Trojan war and Achilles fell in love with her.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Achilles and a dying Amazon, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   <br />
<br />
Achilles supports the dying Amazon queen Penthesilea whom he has mortally wounded. Her double headed axe slips from her hands. The queen had come to fight against the Greeks in the Trojan war and Achilles fell in love with her.
  • Detail of the Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work of the Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) , Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Detail of the Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work of the Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) , Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Detail of the Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work of the Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) , Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Detail of the Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work of the Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) , Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Detail of the Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work of the Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) , Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain

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