• Four Seasons Hotel in The Art Nouveau Gresham Palace, Budapest, Hungary
  • Four Seasons Hotel in The Art Nouveau Gresham Palace, Budapest, Hungary
  • Four Seasons Hotel- Gresham Palace - Budapest - Hungary
  • Piazza Navona Fountain of the Four Rivers (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi), Rome, Italy
  • Statue of the four seasons - Tapolca, Balaton, Hungary
  • Statue of the four seasons - Tapolca, Balaton, Hungary
  • Gresham Palace ; Four Seasons ; Budapest; Hungary; night
  • Statue of the four seasons - Tapolca, Balaton, Hungary
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Dionysus, God of wine, surrounded by women's busts representing the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Dionysus, God of wine, surrounded by women's busts representing the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting in the centre Aion, god of eternity, with Artemis and Apollo to his left and right and the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Aion and the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons; from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum; El Djem; Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons; from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum; El Djem; Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons; from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum; El Djem; Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons; from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum; El Djem; Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons; from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum; El Djem; Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Dionysus, God of wine, surrounded by women's busts representing the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Dionysus, God of wine, surrounded by women's busts representing the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a blackbackground
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Dionysus, God of wine, surrounded by women's busts representing the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Dionysus, God of wine, surrounded by women's busts representing the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Dionysus, God of wine, surrounded by women's busts representing the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of The Four Seasons, room no 23 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of The Four Seasons, room no 23 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of The Four Seasons, room no 23 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • wide shot of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by geese in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by pigeons in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Medieval Rose  Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dedicated to Christ, who is shown in the central oculus, right hand raised in benediction, surrounded by adoring angels. Two outer rings of twelve circles each contain the 24 Elders of the Apocalypse, crowned and carrying phials and musical instruments. The central lancet beneath the rose shows the Virgin carrying the infant Christ. Either side of this are four lancets showing the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of four Prophets - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament. This window was a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by geese in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Medieval Rose  Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dedicated to Christ, who is shown in the central oculus, right hand raised in benediction, surrounded by adoring angels. Two outer rings of twelve circles each contain the 24 Elders of the Apocalypse, crowned and carrying phials and musical instruments. The central lancet beneath the rose shows the Virgin carrying the infant Christ. Either side of this are four lancets showing the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of four Prophets - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament. This window was a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets
  • Medieval Rose  Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dedicated to Christ, who is shown in the central oculus, right hand raised in benediction, surrounded by adoring angels. Two outer rings of twelve circles each contain the 24 Elders of the Apocalypse, crowned and carrying phials and musical instruments. The central lancet beneath the rose shows the Virgin carrying the infant Christ. Either side of this are four lancets showing the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of four Prophets - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament. This window was a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets
  • Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against Grey Background. <br />
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Traces of painted decoration in red were found on the face and trunk. The nose was painted completely and four verticle bands are visible in the forehead, three on the neck and traces of bands on the chest and oblique bands on the forearms, seven on the left four on the right.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
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The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Close up of the pediments of the Tetrapylon monumental gateway to  the Temple of Aphrodite. The Tetrapylon consisted of four rows of four columns and It connects the major street to the sacred way heading toward the sanctuary of Aphrodite. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Tetrapylon monumental gateway to  the Temple of Aphrodite. The Tetrapylon consisted of four rows of four columns and It connects the major street to the sacred way heading toward the sanctuary of Aphrodite. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • 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.
  • Medieval Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. This window was a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets above it shows one of the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of four Prophets - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament.
  • Picture of the double Tetrapylon Gate 2, Aphrodisias, Turkey. A tetrapylon (Greek: Τετράπυλον, "four gates") is an ancient type of Roman monument of cubic shape, with a gate on each of the four sides: generally it was built on a crossroads. stock photos & photo art prints.
  • Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against white.<br />
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Traces of painted decoration in red were found on the face and trunk. The nose was painted completely and four verticle bands are visible in the forehead, three on the neck and traces of bands on the chest and oblique bands on the forearms, seven on the left four on the right.
  • Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against Grey Background. <br />
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Traces of painted decoration in red were found on the face and trunk. The nose was painted completely and four verticle bands are visible in the forehead, three on the neck and traces of bands on the chest and oblique bands on the forearms, seven on the left four on the right.
  • Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against black<br />
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Traces of painted decoration in red were found on the face and trunk. The nose was painted completely and four verticle bands are visible in the forehead, three on the neck and traces of bands on the chest and oblique bands on the forearms, seven on the left four on the right.
  • Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, <br />
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Traces of painted decoration in red were found on the face and trunk. The nose was painted completely and four verticle bands are visible in the forehead, three on the neck and traces of bands on the chest and oblique bands on the forearms, seven on the left four on the right.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
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The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
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The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
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The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
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The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
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The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
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The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Close up of the pediments of the Tetrapylon monumental gateway to  the Temple of Aphrodite. The Tetrapylon consisted of four rows of four columns and It connects the major street to the sacred way heading toward the sanctuary of Aphrodite. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Tetrapylon monumental gateway to  the Temple of Aphrodite. The Tetrapylon consisted of four rows of four columns and It connects the major street to the sacred way heading toward the sanctuary of Aphrodite. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Tetrapylon monumental gateway to  the Temple of Aphrodite. The Tetrapylon consisted of four rows of four columns and It connects the major street to the sacred way heading toward the sanctuary of Aphrodite. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Tetrapylon monumental gateway to  the Temple of Aphrodite. The Tetrapylon consisted of four rows of four columns and It connects the major street to the sacred way heading toward the sanctuary of Aphrodite. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Tetrapylon monumental gateway to  the Temple of Aphrodite. The Tetrapylon consisted of four rows of four columns and It connects the major street to the sacred way heading toward the sanctuary of Aphrodite. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Tetrapylon monumental gateway to  the Temple of Aphrodite. The Tetrapylon consisted of four rows of four columns and It connects the major street to the sacred way heading toward the sanctuary of Aphrodite. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • 6th century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian mosaic of the mosaic of the Most Holy Sepulchre and the memorial of Golgotha in Jerusalem .<br />
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In the foreground is the dome of Golgotha, erected at the site of the crucifixion ofJesus Christ, from where  the four rivers of Paradise flow: the Geon = Gihon, the Fison = Pishon, the Tigris and Euphrates, symbolically referring to the Word (the four gospels). Sheep, representing the faithfuls, are drinking from the rivers. In the background are depictions of the the Holy Sepulchre with its door ajar, and two other buildings, symbolising Bethlehem and Jerusalem. <br />
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From the threshold of the martyrdom erected in honour of Jesus Christ at the church of Iunca - Younga (in present the day region of Mahres in Tunisia). The Bardo National Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.  Against a white background.
  • 6th century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian mosaic of the mosaic of the Most Holy Sepulchre and the memorial of Golgotha in Jerusalem .<br />
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In the foreground is the dome of Golgotha, erected at the site of the crucifixion ofJesus Christ, from where  the four rivers of Paradise flow: the Geon = Gihon, the Fison = Pishon, the Tigris and Euphrates, symbolically referring to the Word (the four gospels). Sheep, representing the faithfuls, are drinking from the rivers. In the background are depictions of the the Holy Sepulchre with its door ajar, and two other buildings, symbolising Bethlehem and Jerusalem. <br />
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From the threshold of the martyrdom erected in honour of Jesus Christ at the church of Iunca - Younga (in present the day region of Mahres in Tunisia). The Bardo National Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.   Against a grey background.
  • 6th century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian mosaic of the mosaic of the Most Holy Sepulchre and the memorial of Golgotha in Jerusalem .<br />
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In the foreground is the dome of Golgotha, erected at the site of the crucifixion ofJesus Christ, from where  the four rivers of Paradise flow: the Geon = Gihon, the Fison = Pishon, the Tigris and Euphrates, symbolically referring to the Word (the four gospels). Sheep, representing the faithfuls, are drinking from the rivers. In the background are depictions of the the Holy Sepulchre with its door ajar, and two other buildings, symbolising Bethlehem and Jerusalem. <br />
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From the threshold of the martyrdom erected in honour of Jesus Christ at the church of Iunca - Younga (in present the day region of Mahres in Tunisia). The Bardo National Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • 6th century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian mosaic of the mosaic of the Most Holy Sepulchre and the memorial of Golgotha in Jerusalem .<br />
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In the foreground is the dome of Golgotha, erected at the site of the crucifixion ofJesus Christ, from where  the four rivers of Paradise flow: the Geon = Gihon, the Fison = Pishon, the Tigris and Euphrates, symbolically referring to the Word (the four gospels). Sheep, representing the faithfuls, are drinking from the rivers. In the background are depictions of the the Holy Sepulchre with its door ajar, and two other buildings, symbolising Bethlehem and Jerusalem. <br />
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From the threshold of the martyrdom erected in honour of Jesus Christ at the church of Iunca - Younga (in present the day region of Mahres in Tunisia). The Bardo National Museum, Tunis, Tunisia. Against a grey art background.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Medieval Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. These windows were a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets above (centre) is the Virgin Mary & Child and on either side are the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of four Prophets - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament.
  • Picture of the double Tetrapylon Gate, Aphrodisias, Turkey. A tetrapylon (Greek: Τετράπυλον, "four gates") is an ancient type of Roman monument of cubic shape, with a gate on each of the four sides: generally it was built on a crossroads. stock photos & photo art prints. 10
  • Picture of the double Tetrapylon Gate, Aphrodisias, Turkey. A tetrapylon (Greek: Τετράπυλον, "four gates") is an ancient type of Roman monument of cubic shape, with a gate on each of the four sides: generally it was built on a crossroads. stock photos & photo art prints. 9
  • Picture of the double Tetrapylon Gate, Aphrodisias, Turkey. A tetrapylon (Greek: Τετράπυλον, "four gates") is an ancient type of Roman monument of cubic shape, with a gate on each of the four sides: generally it was built on a crossroads. stock photos & photo art prints. 8
  • Picture of the double Tetrapylon Gate, Aphrodisias, Turkey. A tetrapylon (Greek: Τετράπυλον, "four gates") is an ancient type of Roman monument of cubic shape, with a gate on each of the four sides: generally it was built on a crossroads. stock photos & photo art prints. 7
  • Picture of the double Tetrapylon Gate, Aphrodisias, Turkey. A tetrapylon (Greek: Τετράπυλον, "four gates") is an ancient type of Roman monument of cubic shape, with a gate on each of the four sides: generally it was built on a crossroads. stock photos & photo art prints. 6
  • Picture of the double Tetrapylon Gate, Aphrodisias, Turkey. A tetrapylon (Greek: Τετράπυλον, "four gates") is an ancient type of Roman monument of cubic shape, with a gate on each of the four sides: generally it was built on a crossroads. stock photos & photo art prints. 5
  • Picture of the double Tetrapylon Gate, Aphrodisias, Turkey. A tetrapylon (Greek: Τετράπυλον, "four gates") is an ancient type of Roman monument of cubic shape, with a gate on each of the four sides: generally it was built on a crossroads. stock photos & photo art prints. 3
  • Picture of the double Tetrapylon Gate 1, Aphrodisias, Turkey. A tetrapylon (Greek: Τετράπυλον, "four gates") is an ancient type of Roman monument of cubic shape, with a gate on each of the four sides: generally it was built on a crossroads. stock photos & photo art prints.
  • Tetrapylon monumental gateway to  the Temple of Aphrodite. The Tetrapylon consisted of four rows of four columns and It connects the major street to the sacred way heading toward the sanctuary of Aphrodite. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Minoan marble fluted chalice with fine four fold walls, Zakros central sanctuary complex 1500-1400 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan marble fluted chalice with fine four fold walls, Zakros central sanctuary complex 1500-1400 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan marble fluted chalice with fine four fold walls, Zakros central sanctuary complex 1500-1400 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan marble fluted chalice with fine four fold walls, Zakros central sanctuary complex 1500-1400 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the Maison de la Procession Dionysiaque, ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting one of the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting one of the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting one of the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting one of the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of the geometric border  Roman mosaic using 3d blocks and a swastica design from a Four Seasons mosaic, from the Maison de la Procession Dionysiaque, ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of the geometric border  Roman mosaic using 3d blocks and a swastica design from a Four Seasons mosaic, from the Maison de la Procession Dionysiaque, ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the Maison de la Procession Dionysiaque, ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the Maison de la Procession Dionysiaque, ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Detail picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the Maison de la Procession Dionysiaque, ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Detail picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the Maison de la Procession Dionysiaque, ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the Maison de la Procession Dionysiaque, ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the Maison de la Procession Dionysiaque, ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Hittite terra cotta four handled pot. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta four handled pot. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta four handled pot. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta four handled pot. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian four headed alabaster Goddess figurine - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian four headed alabaster Goddess figurine - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a black background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian four headed alabaster Goddess figurine - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a grey background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian four headed alabaster Goddess figurine - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian four handled terra cotta vase with reliefs - 19th - 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian four handled terra cotta vase with reliefs - 19th - 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a black background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian four handled terra cotta vase with reliefs - 19th - 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a grey background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian four handled terra cotta vase with reliefs - 19th - 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian four handled terra cotta vase with reliefs - 19th - 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Stone relief of four figures. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a white background
  • Stone relief of four figures. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a black background
  • Stone relief of four figures. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a grey background
  • Detail from the Roman mosaic panel of the Triumph of Neptune and  the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. From the private baths at Caput Vada (La Chebbs). End of the reign of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. From Cheba, Tunisia.  The Thugga Room of The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Detail from the Roman mosaic panel of the Triumph of Neptune and  the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. From the private baths at Caput Vada (La Chebbs). End of the reign of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. From Cheba, Tunisia.  The Thugga Room of The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Detail from the Roman mosaic panel of the Triumph of Neptune and  the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. From the private baths at Caput Vada (La Chebbs). End of the reign of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. From Cheba, Tunisia.  The Thugga Room of The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Detail from the Roman mosaic panel of the Triumph of Neptune and  the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. From the private baths at Caput Vada (La Chebbs). End of the reign of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. From Cheba, Tunisia.  The Thugga Room of The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Roman mosaic panel of the Triumph of Neptune and  the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. From the private baths at Caput Vada (La Chebbs). End of the reign of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. From Cheba, Tunisia.  The Thugga Room of The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Roman mosaic panel of the Triumph of Neptune and  the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. From the private baths at Caput Vada (La Chebbs). End of the reign of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. From Cheba, Tunisia.  The Thugga Room of The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Roman mosaic depicting in its centre panel the victory of Apollo who is being crowned Marsyas in the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. Late 2nd centruy AD from Thysdrus (El Jem). Roman mosaics from the north African Roman province of Africanus . Inv 529 Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Roman mosaic depicting in its centre panel the victory of Apollo who is being crowned Marsyas in the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. Late 2nd centruy AD from Thysdrus (El Jem). Roman mosaics from the north African Roman province of Africanus . Inv 529 Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Corner panel from a Roman mosaic depicting the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. Late 2nd centruy AD from Thysdrus (El Jem). Roman mosaics from the north African Roman province of Africanus .Inv 529 Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Roman mosaic depicting in its centre panel the victory of Apollo who is being crowned Marsyas in the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. Late 2nd centruy AD from Thysdrus (El Jem). Roman mosaics from the north African Roman province of Africanus . Inv 529 Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Roman mosaic depicting in its centre panel the victory of Apollo who is being crowned Marsyas in the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. Late 2nd centruy AD from Thysdrus (El Jem). Roman mosaics from the north African Roman province of Africanus . Inv 529 Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Roman mosaic depicting in its centre panel the victory of Apollo who is being crowned Marsyas in the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. Late 2nd centruy AD from Thysdrus (El Jem). Roman mosaics from the north African Roman province of Africanus . Inv 529 Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Roman mosaic depicting the Four Seasons (spring is destroyed). Late 3rd century AD, Thysdrus (El Jem). Roman mosaics from the north African Roman province of Africanus . Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Roman mosaic depicting the Four Seasons (spring is destroyed). Late 3rd century AD, Thysdrus (El Jem). Roman mosaics from the north African Roman province of Africanus . Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Roman mosaic depicting the Four Seasons (spring is destroyed). Late 3rd century AD, Thysdrus (El Jem). Roman mosaics from the north African Roman province of Africanus . Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Roman mosaic depicting the Four Seasons (spring is destroyed). Late 3rd century AD, Thysdrus (El Jem). Roman mosaics from the north African Roman province of Africanus . Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • West Facade, Central Portal Tympanum - General View c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . The tympanum shows gothic sculptures of Christ in Majesty surrounded by the four Evangelist Symbols. The inner archivolt contains angels. On the two outer archivolts are the twenty-four elders of the Apocalypse. On the lintel are the twelve Apostles flanked by two other figures holding scrolls (Elisha and Enoch?). A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • West Facade, Central Portal Tympanum - General View c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . The tympanum shows gothic sculptures of Christ in Majesty surrounded by the four Evangelist Symbols. The inner archivolt contains angels. On the two outer archivolts are the twenty-four elders of the Apocalypse. On the lintel are the twelve Apostles flanked by two other figures holding scrolls (Elisha and Enoch?). A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • West Facade, Central Portal Tympanum - General View c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . The tympanum shows gothic sculptures of Christ in Majesty surrounded by the four Evangelist Symbols. The inner archivolt contains angels. On the two outer archivolts are the twenty-four elders of the Apocalypse. On the lintel are the twelve Apostles flanked by two other figures holding scrolls (Elisha and Enoch?). A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • West Facade, Central Portal Tympanum - General View c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . The tympanum shows gothic sculptures of Christ in Majesty surrounded by the four Evangelist Symbols. The inner archivolt contains angels. On the two outer archivolts are the twenty-four elders of the Apocalypse. On the lintel are the twelve Apostles flanked by two other figures holding scrolls (Elisha and Enoch?). A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • Minoan marble fluted chalice with fine four fold walls, Zakros central sanctuary complex 1500-1400 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the Maison de la Procession Dionysiaque, ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the Maison de la Procession Dionysiaque, ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the Maison de la Procession Dionysiaque, ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting one of the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting one of the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting one of the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting one of the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting one of the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the Maison de la Procession Dionysiaque, ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Hittite terra cotta four handled pot. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Anatolian four headed alabaster Goddess figurine - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Stone relief of four figures. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara
  • Stone relief of four figures. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a gray mottled background
  • Detail from the Roman mosaic panel of the Triumph of Neptune and  the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. From the private baths at Caput Vada (La Chebbs). End of the reign of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. From Cheba, Tunisia.  The Thugga Room of The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Detail from the Roman mosaic panel of the Triumph of Neptune and  the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. From the private baths at Caput Vada (La Chebbs). End of the reign of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. From Cheba, Tunisia.  The Thugga Room of The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Detail from the Roman mosaic panel of the Triumph of Neptune and  the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. From the private baths at Caput Vada (La Chebbs). End of the reign of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. From Cheba, Tunisia.  The Thugga Room of The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Roman mosaic panel of the Triumph of Neptune and  the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. From the private baths at Caput Vada (La Chebbs). End of the reign of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. From Cheba, Tunisia.  The Thugga Room of The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia. White background
  • Roman mosaic panel of the Triumph of Neptune and  the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. From the private baths at Caput Vada (La Chebbs). End of the reign of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. From Cheba, Tunisia.  The Thugga Room of The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia. Grey background
  • Roman mosaic panel of the Triumph of Neptune and  the mytrhical legend of The Four Seasons. From the private baths at Caput Vada (La Chebbs). End of the reign of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. From Cheba, Tunisia.  The Thugga Room of The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia. Black background
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • West Facade, Central Portal Tympanum - General View c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . The tympanum shows gothic sculptures of Christ in Majesty surrounded by the four Evangelist Symbols. The inner archivolt contains angels. On the two outer archivolts are the twenty-four elders of the Apocalypse. On the lintel are the twelve Apostles flanked by two other figures holding scrolls (Elisha and Enoch?). A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • West Facade, Central Portal Tympanum - General View c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . The tympanum shows gothic sculptures of Christ in Majesty surrounded by the four Evangelist Symbols. The inner archivolt contains angels. On the two outer archivolts are the twenty-four elders of the Apocalypse. On the lintel are the twelve Apostles flanked by two other figures holding scrolls (Elisha and Enoch?). A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • Limestone Sculpted relief Stele with inscription to King Sennacherib. The relief shows Assyrian King Sennacherib  praying in front of divine symbols. 705 - 681 B.C Nineveh ( Kuyunjik ) . The inscription tells of King Sennacherib's great feats of war and the building works in Nineveh. It starts " Sennacheribs, the great king, mighty king, king of the universe, king of the Assyria, king of the four regions of the wold, favourite of the great gods". It continues " I led my armies from one end of the earth to the other and brought in submission at my feet all princes, dwelling in palaces, of the four quarters of the world". of his great worked " I enlarged the site of Nineveh, my royal city, I made its market streets wider". further " The wall and outer wall I caused skilfully constructed and raised them mountain high. I widened them to 100 cubits ( 50m )". Istanbul Archaeological Exhibit no. 1.
  • Ancient Egyptian Human headed canopic jar for Amenemheb, clay, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Old Fund cat 3471. White background.<br />
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The canopic jars were four in number, each for the safekeeping of particular human organs: the stomach, intestines, lungs, and liver, all of which, it was believed, would be needed in the afterlife. By the First Intermediate Period jars with human heads (assumed to represent the dead) began to appear
  • South face of Ancient Egyptian Pyramidion of Ramose with depictionof Horus, Limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dtnasty (1292-1190 BC), Dier el-Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Old Fund cat 1603. white background<br />
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The South face of the Ramose Pyramidion shows Horus standing in a dipole magnetic field supporting the strong coronal electric field of the Sun. The hieroglyphs read:<br />
 "The Stellar dipole magnetic field is supported by many negative charges or electrons."<br />
The limestone Pyramidion of Ramose, from the top of the tomb of the 'Necropolis Scribe'. Scenes on all four sides depict the worship of the sun.
  • Ancient Egyptian Cat Sarcophagus conating cat mummy, Late to Plolomaic Period, (722-30 BC), Egyptian Museum, Turin.Old Fund Cat 2361. Grey background. <br />
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Animal mummification was common in ancient Egypt. They mummified various animals. It was an enormous part of Egyptian culture, not only in their role as food and pets, but also for religious reasons. They were typically mummified for four main purposes—to allow beloved pets to go on to the afterlife, to provide food in the afterlife, to act as offerings to a particular god, and because some were seen as physical manifestations of specific deities that the Egyptians worshipped. Bast, the cat goddess is an example of one such deity.
  • Mycenaean gold necklaces from the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey Background<br />
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From top to bottom: <br />
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Top four  necklaces in the shape of papyrus flowers .<br />
<br />
Fifth necklace down in the shape of Ivy leaves from tomb 91 Cat No 3186
  • Picture & image of Ateni Sioni Georgian Orthodox tetraconch Church, 7th century, Ateni, Georgia.<br />
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Built in the 7th century following the ground plan of Jvari Monastery Ateni Sioni Georgian Orthodox follows a tetraconch cruciform layout with four apse with niches between each and a central cupola.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Sileuns and two of the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Roman sarcophagus with relief sculptures from Hierapolis . Hierapolis Archaeology Museum, Turkey<br />
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Columned Sarcophagus Sarcopinagu of Euthios Pyrrnon, Asian Archon (ruler), Roman Period First quarter of third century A.D. Loadicea. <br />
 <br />
Four sides of these sarcophagi are all in relief. They appear like a columned temple. The reliefs between the grooved columns are related to the private life of the individual. His/her education, heroic scenes and plant or mythological motifs are decorated in relief. The cover of the sarcophagus is arranged like a bed and it is depicted as the wife and the husband as lying on it. The name of the individual and some mythological reliefs are found in the surrounding of the cover. The two sarcophagi in the hall are of this kind.  . Against an black background
  • Roman sarcophagus with relief sculptures from Hierapolis . Hierapolis Archaeology Museum, Turkey<br />
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Columned Sarcophagus Sarcopinagu of Euthios Pyrrnon, Asian Archon (ruler), Roman Period First quarter of third century A.D. Loadicea. <br />
 <br />
Four sides of these sarcophagi are all in relief. They appear like a columned temple. The reliefs between the grooved columns are related to the private life of the individual. His/her education, heroic scenes and plant or mythological motifs are decorated in relief. The cover of the sarcophagus is arranged like a bed and it is depicted as the wife and the husband as lying on it. The name of the individual and some mythological reliefs are found in the surrounding of the cover. The two sarcophagi in the hall are of this kind. Against an art background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. In the top register is a couple having sex along with musicians and acrobats processing to an altar that can be seen in the second register, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. In the top register is a couple having sex along with musicians and acrobats processing to an altar that can be seen in the second register, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey . Against a grey background
  • A clay oven below a ladder which led to the main entrance via the roof, which also allowed smoke out. A reconstruction of one of four Catalhoyuk houses to help archaeologists understand the finished structure of excavated ruins. 7500 BC to 5700 BC, Catalyhoyuk Archaeological Site, Çumra, Konya, Turkey
  • An exposed skeleton which were found in pits under the floors of some houses. On the wall are frescoes of what look like vultures, Scholars belive that dead bodies were subject to excarnation which means that their flesh was stripped from the body to leave the skeleton. A reconstruction of one of four Catalhoyuk houses to help archaeologists understand the finished structure of excavated ruins. 7500 BC to 5700 BC, Catalyhoyuk Archaeological Site, Çumra, Konya, Turkey
  • A plastered bull skull and frescoes of a reconstruction of one of four Catalhoyuk houses to help archaeologists understand the finished structure of excavated ruins. 7500 BC to 5700 BC, Catalyhoyuk Archaeological Site, Çumra, Konya, Turkey
  • A plastered bull skull and frescoes of a reconstruction of one of four Catalhoyuk houses to help archaeologists understand the finished structure of excavated ruins. 7500 BC to 5700 BC, Catalyhoyuk Archaeological Site, Çumra, Konya, Turkey
  • Alaca Hoyuk Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399-1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Four deer figures are depicted in various positions with a flower in the lower right corner and a tree in the upper left corner. A faded human figure and an animal figure in the upper section are noteworthy. <br />
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Against a brown gray background.
  • Cast of a prehistoric Petroglyph, rock carving, of a four wheeled cart being drwn by 2 oxen carved by the Camunni people in the iron age between 1000-1600 BC , Naquane, Seradina-Bedolina Archaeological Park Museum, Valle Comenica, Lombardy, Italy
  • 13th century reilief sculpture depicting the Kingdom of Good and salvation with Atlas at the bottom symbolically holding up the church which is represented at the top by the Lamb of God with 2 angels on either side and the four Fathers of the church in round panels running down either side of the central window, of the 8th century Romanesque Basilica church of St Peters, Tuscania, Lazio, Italy
  • Byzantine Roman mosaics , c. 561 AD, in the Basilica of Sant Apollinare Nuovo, depicting  the Three Magi, moving from the city of Classe towards the group of the Madonna and Child surrounded by four angels. Ravenna Italy, A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Second half of the 4th century AD Roman mosaic depiction of a Peacock with raised tail feathers, and horses from the four fractions of the circus . From the House of the Peacock, Cathage, Tunisia.  The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia. Grey background
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
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Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
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Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
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Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
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Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
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The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
<br />
<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Altar of Archangels<br />
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Second quarter of the thirteenth century<br />
Temple, stucco reliefs in metal on wood from the church of Catalonia, Spain.<br />
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Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1932. MNAC 3913<br />
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Archangels were prominent in Romanesque iconography, acting as intermediaries between God and Man or as agents of divine will.  Three of the four compartments of the small altar front are dedicated to San Michael.  Top right shows Michael fighting a dragon, bottom left shows the psychostasia, where souls are weighed to determine whether they should go to heaven or hell on judgement day, bottom right shows a detail of the story of the miracle of Mont Gargano. Top left shows Grabriel and Rafael with the baby Jesus. The style of the painting is the similar to the mural decoration of St. Paul Casserres.
  • Altar of Archangels<br />
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Second quarter of the thirteenth century<br />
Temple, stucco reliefs in metal on wood from the church of Catalonia, Spain.<br />
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Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1932. MNAC 3913<br />
<br />
Archangels were prominent in Romanesque iconography, acting as intermediaries between God and Man or as agents of divine will.  Three of the four compartments of the small altar front are dedicated to San Michael.  Top right shows Michael fighting a dragon, bottom left shows the psychostasia, where souls are weighed to determine whether they should go to heaven or hell on judgement day, bottom right shows a detail of the story of the miracle of Mont Gargano. Top left shows Grabriel and Rafael with the baby Jesus. The style of the painting is the similar to the mural decoration of St. Paul Casserres.
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
<br />
<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Christ Pantocrator  Wooden Panel from the Church of St. Martin de Tost, Circa 1220<br />
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Tempera with stucco metallic leaf reliefs and on a wood panel.<br />
Church of St. Martin de Tost. Robera of Urgellet, Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
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National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: 3905 MNAC<br />
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The wood panel comes from altar of St. Martin de Tost and shows Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The Tost panel is typical of the Catalan Romanesque painting.
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
<br />
Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
<br />
<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to Notre Dame de la Belle Verriere. The centre panels show the Virgin Mary and child below which are Four angels bearing columns supporting the 'Throne of Wisdom' with panels showing angels around the Virgin and Child. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The North Postern (Gate) of Mycenae ( 1250 B.C). Made from four Monolithic blocks of "Almond Stone" in a typical form of two upright jams, A lintel over the top and threshold. Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Ancient Egyptian head of a Thutmosid Thutmose king, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1550-1292 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. White background<br />
The Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt  is classified as the first dynasty of the New Kingdom of Egypt, the era in which ancient Egypt achieved the peak of its power. This dynasty is also known as the Thutmosid Dynasty for the four pharaohs named Thutmose. Founded by Ahmose I who was suceeded by Thutmose I, Thutmose II, Thutmose III
  • Ancient Egyptian head of a Thutmosid Thutmose king, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1550-1292 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Black background.<br />
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The Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt  is classified as the first dynasty of the New Kingdom of Egypt, the era in which ancient Egypt achieved the peak of its power. This dynasty is also known as the Thutmosid Dynasty for the four pharaohs named Thutmose. Founded by Ahmose I who was suceeded by Thutmose I, Thutmose II, Thutmose III
  • Ancient Egyptian head of a Thutmosid Thutmose king, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1550-1292 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt  is classified as the first dynasty of the New Kingdom of Egypt, the era in which ancient Egypt achieved the peak of its power. This dynasty is also known as the Thutmosid Dynasty for the four pharaohs named Thutmose. Founded by Ahmose I who was suceeded by Thutmose I, Thutmose II, Thutmose III
  • Ancient Egyptian head of a Thutmosid Thutmose king, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1550-1292 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
<br />
The Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt  is classified as the first dynasty of the New Kingdom of Egypt, the era in which ancient Egypt achieved the peak of its power. This dynasty is also known as the Thutmosid Dynasty for the four pharaohs named Thutmose. Founded by Ahmose I who was suceeded by Thutmose I, Thutmose II, Thutmose III

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