• 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.
  • The Dome Catheral - Detail Of facade ; Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral - Detail Of facade ; Florence Italy
  • 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 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 and bell tower ; 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.
  • 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
  • The Dome Cathederal  - Detail Of facade and bell tower ; 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 Cathederal  - Detail Of facade and bell tower ; 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 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 St Mary Of The Flower  picture  and  main entrance -  Florence Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style architectural details of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style architectural details of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The Dome Catheral -Statue Of Saint Anthony- 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
  • Piazza della Repubblica, 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 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 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
  • The belll tower and dome of the Florence Duomo Cathedral, Italy
  • The belll tower and dome of the Florence Duomo Cathedral, Italy
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • The Dome & Bell Tower over the roof tops - Florence Italy.
  • Palazzio Vecchio over rooftops - Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • The Dome & Bell Tower over the roof tops - Florence Italy.
  • Panorama of Florence, Italy. High Resolution.
  • The Dome Catheral -Statue of Saint - Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral -Statue Of Archbishop - Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral - Statue Of Saint Mary Of The Flowers - Florence Italy
  • The Duomo tower - Florence - Italy
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • Grave Stones at San Miniato Church - Florence Italy.
  • Facade of San Miniato Church - Florence Italy.
  • The Duomo tower - Florence - Italy
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • Grave Stones at San Miniato Church - Florence Italy.
  • Grave Stones at San Miniato Church - Florence Italy.
  • Grave Stones at San Miniato Church - Florence Italy.
  • Grave Stones at San Miniato Church - Florence Italy.
  • The Dome Catheral - main entrance -  Florence Italy
  • Panoramic view of Florence with  the Palazzio Vecchio and The Duomo, Italy
  • The Dome & Bell Tower over the roof tops - Florence Italy.
  • Basilica Santa Croce - Facade - Florence Italy.
  • The Dome Catheral - Statue Of Saint Mary Of The Flowers - Florence Italy
  • The Dome Catheral - main entrance -  Florence Italy
  • Grave Stones at San Miniato Church - Florence Italy.
  • Grave Stones at San Miniato Church - Florence Italy.
  • The Dome Catheral - Statue Of Saint Mary Of The Flowers - Florence Italy
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panoroana of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • The so called Minoan 'Throne Room' or 'little throne room' Knossos Archaeological Site, Crete<br />
<br />
Reconstructed by Arthur Evans
  • Minoan North Lustral basin ,  Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panorama of the Minoan North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Fresh Holly leaves with red berries against a white background - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wooden Gothic sculpture of the Virgin and Child attributeed to Martin Hoffman from the city of Basle, 1507, Switzerland. From the Commandry of Isenheim, Haut Rhin. This sculpture is probably the "big and ancient wooden statue of the Virgin” cited in 1793 in the inventory of the property of the Commandry of Isenheim.  The vervatious deep folds in the Virgins dress, the laughing child Jesus  and the style of Mary were repeatedly imitated in Basel at the beginning of the sixteenth century. This masterpiece of the German late Gothic sculpture was executed in a Basel workshop and can be attributed to Martin Hoffman. Expressive and enigmatic, the style of this masterpiece is the heir of the sculpture schools of Stragbourg and Veit Stoss Franconian art.  Inv RF 1833 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory diptych depicting the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the crucifixion  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century.  inv 103, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory diptych depicting the Virgin and child,  made in Paris in the first quarter of the 14th century.  inv 11097, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic gold leaf funerary mask, end of 13th century made in Limoges. AD. From the Priory of Papillaye, Maine et Loire, the death mask came from the tomb of Herbert Lasnier who died in 1290. inv 6485, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled crosier with a lion and serpent, circa 12th century from Limoges, enamel on gold.  AD. Inv OA 7287, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled crucifix, end of the 12th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD. Inv OA 7284, 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 Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • 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.
  • The 14th Century Gothic style column capitals of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Angel Mosaics from 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 mosaics of the profets David & Solomon from the South Wall of the Ante Baptsitery.  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.
  • The 14th Century Gothic style column capitals of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Christmas Holly leaves & berries
  • The Parthenon Temple ancient greek temple, the Acropolis of Athens in Greece.
  • The Erechtheum ancient Greek temple, the Acropolis of Athens in Greece.
  • The Parthenon Temple ancient greek temple, the Acropolis of Athens in Greece.
  • A milecastle fort on Hadrians Wall near Houseteads Roman Fort, Vercovicium, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Northumberland, England, UK
  • The Erechtheum ancient Greek temple, the Acropolis of Athens in Greece.
  • The Porch of the Caryatids.  The Erechtheum, the Acropolis of Athens in Greece.
  • Hadrians Wall near Houseteads Roman Fort, Vercovicium, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Northumberland, England, UK
  • Hadrians Wall near Houseteads Roman Fort, Vercovicium, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Northumberland, England, UK
  • Hadrians Wall near Houseteads Roman Fort, Vercovicium, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Northumberland, England, UK
  • Hadrians Wall near Houseteads Roman Fort, Vercovicium, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Northumberland, England, UK
  • Sunset over the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • Sunset over the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey at sunset. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • Sunset over the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • 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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan North Lustral basin ,  Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan  North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panoroana of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan  North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panoroana of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Panoroana of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panorama of the Minoan North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Panoroana of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • The so called Minoan 'Throne Room' or 'little throne room' Knossos Archaeological Site, Crete<br />
<br />
Reconstructed by Arthur Evans
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panoroana of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Byzantine Mosaics of the Virgin Mary and Child above the altar of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church on the island of Torcello, Venice, northern Italy. It is a notable example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto.
  • Mosaics inside St Mark's Basilica Venice
  • Mosaics inside St Mark's Basilica Venice
  • Mosaics inside St Mark's Basilica Venice
  • Mosaics inside St Mark's Basilica Venice
  • Mosaics inside St Mark's Basilica Venice
  • Fresh Holly leaves with red berries against a white background - Ilex aquifolium
  • Fresh Holly leaves with red berries against a white background - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • Fresh Holly leaves with red berries against a white background - Ilex aquifolium
  • Fresh Holly leaves with red berries against a white background - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • Fresh Holly leaves with red berries against a white background - Ilex aquifolium
  • Fresh Holly leaves with red berries against a white background - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • Holly leaves with red berries - Ilex aquifolium
  • Fresh Holly leaves with red berries against a white background - Ilex aquifolium
  • Painted Gothic wooden Fourteen Intercessors altarpiece made at the end of the 15th century in Franconia.  The panel depict 14 saints in total. Inv RF 2531,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Enamelled terracotta panel depicting Saint Anne, the Virgin Mary and Child with Saint Anthony made in the 2nd half of the 16th century by Santi Bugloni of Florence. This is a typical Tuscan theme of the period. Saint Anne was particularly venerated during the expulsion of the tyrant Gaultier de Brienne, Duke of Athens. .  Inv Camp 38,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted relief panel of the Annonciation of the Virgin, made at the start of the 16th century possibly in the Tyrol, Austria.  Inv 2352 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted marble bust of Ferdinand of Aragon, King of Naples (1423-1494) from the “Porta Salvatore” Sulmona, Italy. Variously  attributed to Pietro do Milano (around 1435-1473) Francesco Laurana (circa 1430-1502) and Domenico Gagini (quote from 1448-492).  Inv RF 745, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Enamelled terracotta relief panel of Saint George sleighing the Dragon. Made in Florence around 1520. Inv RF 3096, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory diptych with scenes from the life of Christ and the Virgin made in Paris around 1370-1380.  inv 4089, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval case known as “of Saint Louis”,  made in Limoges around 1236. Given by Philip the Fair to the Abbey of Notre Dame du Lis with relics of Saint Louis inside., Paris. inv 253, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled box depicting angels, circa12th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD.  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled box with scenes from the martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket, end of the 12th beginning of the 13th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD. Inv OA 7745, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled box depicting the entombment of a Saint, beginning of the 13th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD. Inv OA 949, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval enamelled box depicting the martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket, 12th century from Limoges, enamel on gold. AD. Inv OA 11333, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted Gothic wooden Fourteen Intercessors altarpiece made at the end of the 15th century in Franconia.  The panel depict 14 saints in total. Inv RF 2531,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted wood sculpture of Saint Roch, circa 1510-1515  from Carinthie, Austria. Inv RF  4514,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted walnut sculpture of the decent from the Cross, circa 1470-1490 possibly from Antwerp or the Brabant region of Belgium.  Inv RF 4696,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted alabaster statue of the Virgin of the annunciation, made around 1495 by Tilman Riemenschneider of Heiligenstadt im Eichsfeld, Germany The statue would have originally bee accompanied by another of the  Gabriel and both would have formed part of an altarpiece. Inv RF 1384,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted plaster statue of Saint Mary Magdalene, circa 1515-1520, suspended from the vault of the church of St. Mary Magdalene Dominican convent of Augsburg. Inspired by an engraving of Albrecht Durer which depicted Mary Magdalene nude. Inv RF 1338,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted plaster statue of Saint Mary Magdalene, circa 1515-1520, suspended from the vault of the church of St. Mary Magdalene Dominican convent of Augsburg. Inspired by an engraving of Albrecht Durer which depicted Mary Magdalene nude. Inv RF 1338,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted plaster statue of Saint Mary Magdalene, circa 1515-1520, suspended from the vault of the church of St. Mary Magdalene Dominican convent of Augsburg. Inspired by an engraving of Albrecht Durer which depicted Mary Magdalene nude. Inv RF 1338,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted Gothic gilded wooden statue altarpiece of Saint Catherine, circa 1520-1525 by Niklaus Weckmann from Ulm, Germany. The young Christian martyr is represented with his usual attributes, crown, book, wheel, sword, which make reference to her legendary life and her martyrdom. The bas-relief of Saint Catherine was originally part of an altarpiece. The treatment  and refined painted facial highlights executed the prettiness of the saint. The style is typical of  Niklaus Weckmann, one great masters of late Gothic Swabian art . Inv RF 2207.6,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted wooden relief sculptured altarpiece of two Popes, a  Cardinal, a Bishop a cannon and 7 priests praying made in 1505 by Daniel Mauch from Ulm. Inv RF 2805,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted panels of the Martyrdom of Saint Catherine painted in 1524 by Hans Gieng of Fribourg.  From the church of Ependes near Fribourg, Switzerland. Inv RF 4721 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted panels of the Martyrdom of Saint Catherine painted in 1524 by Hans Gieng of Fribourg.  From the church of Ependes near Fribourg, Switzerland. Inv RF 4721 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Enamelled terracotta relief panel of the Ascension of Christ made around 1490 for the Cordoni chapel in the church of Saint Agostino in the Citta de Castello, Umbria, Italy by Andrea  della Robbia of Florence.  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Enamelled terracotta relief panel of the Virgin and Child with Cherubs by Andrea  della Robbia, Florence circa 1435-1525.  Inv  Campana 32,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Enamelled terracotta relief panel of the Virgin’s adoration of the Child in the presence of the infant Jean the Baptist by Andrea and Giovanni della Robbia, Florence circa 1500.  Inv LP 3410,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Enamelled terracotta relief panel of the Virgin and Child with two cherubs a copy of the “Madonna de l’Impuuneta” by Luca della Robbia, Florence 1399-1482).  Inv Campana 32,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted stucco bust of a female possibly the Virgin of the Annonciation or Saint Catherine of Sienna. made in Florence around 1429- 1484 from Papiano, Palagio Fiorentino.  Inv  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Enamelled plaque of Louis 12th known as the Sorrowful Virgin made in Limoge around 1500. inv 11170, The Louvre Museum, Paris.

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