• The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • Picture and image of the exterior of the Tuscan Romanesque Pisan style basilica of Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116, Codrongianos, Sardinia. Panorama
  • Picture and image of the exterior of the Tuscan Romanesque Pisan style basilica of Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116, Codrongianos, Sardinia. Panorama
  • Picture and image of the exterior of the Tuscan Romanesque Pisan style basilica of Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the exterior of the Tuscan Romanesque Pisan style basilica of Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the exterior of the Tuscan Romanesque Pisan style basilica of Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the exterior of the Tuscan Romanesque Pisan style basilica of Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the exterior of the Tuscan Romanesque Pisan style basilica of Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the exterior of the Tuscan Romanesque Pisan style basilica of Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the exterior of the Tuscan Romanesque Pisan style basilica of Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the exterior of the Tuscan Romanesque Pisan style basilica of Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the exterior of the Tuscan Romanesque Pisan style basilica of Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the exterior of the Tuscan Romanesque Pisan style basilica of Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the Tuscan Romanesque Pisan style basilica of Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, historicated pillar capitals, consecrated 1116, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the Tuscan Romanesque Pisan style basilica of Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, historicated pillar capitals, consecrated 1116, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the Tuscan Romanesque Pisan style basilica of Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, historicated pillar capitals, consecrated 1116, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the Tuscan Romanesque Pisan style basilica of Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, Pillar frieze with bull, consecrated 1116, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of scens from the life of Christ, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia. Panorama
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Central aisle looking towards the Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes above the altar, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of biblical scenes, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of biblical scenes, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of biblical scenes, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of biblical scenes, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of biblical scenes, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of the central apse with Christ Pantocrator (in majesty) in a maodorla, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of the central apse with Christ Pantocrator (in majesty) in a maodorla, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of the central apse with Christ Pantocrator (in majesty) in a maodorla, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of the central apse with Christ Pantocrator (in majesty) in a maodorla, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of the central apse with Christ Pantocrator (in majesty) in a maodorla, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of the central apse with Christ Pantocrator (in majesty) in a maodorla, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of the central apse with Christ Pantocrator (in majesty) in a maodorla, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the Tuscan Romanesque Pisan style basilica of Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, historicated pillar capitals, consecrated 1116, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Original Roman bronze statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback. 175 AD. Marcus Aurelus was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. In 1979 it was discovered that the the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, in the courtyard of the Capitline Museum, had suffered badly from corrosion, particularly in its legs. The staue was removed from Michael Angelo’s plinth and was transferred to the National Instution for the Restoration of works of art for preservation. On the 11th of April 1990 the restored statue was returned to the Cpitaline courtyard and covered with a glass protective casing. The glass box ruined the design of Michael Angelo’s courtyard and it was decided to make a copy to display in the courted and move the original into the Capitoiline Musuem. This is a rare example of a bronze equestrian statue as it became common practice for the Romans in the late empire to melt down bronze statues to mint coins. The Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Original Roman bronze statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback. 175 AD. Marcus Aurelus was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. In 1979 it was discovered that the the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, in the courtyard of the Capitline Museum, had suffered badly from corrosion, particularly in its legs. The staue was removed from Michael Angelo’s plinth and was transferred to the National Instution for the Restoration of works of art for preservation. On the 11th of April 1990 the restored statue was returned to the Cpitaline courtyard and covered with a glass protective casing. The glass box ruined the design of Michael Angelo’s courtyard and it was decided to make a copy to display in the courted and move the original into the Capitoiline Musuem. This is a rare example of a bronze equestrian statue as it became common practice for the Romans in the late empire to melt down bronze statues to mint coins. The Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Original Roman bronze statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback. 175 AD. Marcus Aurelus was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. In 1979 it was discovered that the the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, in the courtyard of the Capitline Museum, had suffered badly from corrosion, particularly in its legs. The staue was removed from Michael Angelo’s plinth and was transferred to the National Instution for the Restoration of works of art for preservation. On the 11th of April 1990 the restored statue was returned to the Cpitaline courtyard and covered with a glass protective casing. The glass box ruined the design of Michael Angelo’s courtyard and it was decided to make a copy to display in the courted and move the original into the Capitoiline Musuem. This is a rare example of a bronze equestrian statue as it became common practice for the Romans in the late empire to melt down bronze statues to mint coins. The Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Original Roman bronze statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback. 175 AD. Marcus Aurelus was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. In 1979 it was discovered that the the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, in the courtyard of the Capitline Museum, had suffered badly from corrosion, particularly in its legs. The staue was removed from Michael Angelo’s plinth and was transferred to the National Instution for the Restoration of works of art for preservation. On the 11th of April 1990 the restored statue was returned to the Cpitaline courtyard and covered with a glass protective casing. The glass box ruined the design of Michael Angelo’s courtyard and it was decided to make a copy to display in the courted and move the original into the Capitoiline Musuem. This is a rare example of a bronze equestrian statue as it became common practice for the Romans in the late empire to melt down bronze statues to mint coins. The Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes depicting the Assumption of the Virgin in the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes depicting the Assumption of the Virgin in the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes depicting the Assumption of the Virgin in the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes depicting the Assumption of the Virgin in the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes depicting the Assumption of the Virgin in the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior cupola frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior cupola frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior cupola frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes depicting the Virgin and Child in the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
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Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Close up pictures & imagse of the cupola of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Close up pictures & imagse of the cupola of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
<br />
Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Georgian Orthodox apse fresco of the Hodegetria, 16th century,  Ninotsminda Cathedral ruins, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Georgian Orthodox apse fresco of the Hodegetria, 16th century,  Ninotsminda Cathedral ruins, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Georgian Orthodox  brick belltower within the same complex dating from 1520-1574, Ninotsminda Cathedral ruins, 575 AD, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval the fortified curtain wall of  Ninotsminda Cathedral, 575 AD, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Georgian Orthodox Ninotsminda Cathedral ruins, 575 AD, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Georgian Orthodox Ninotsminda Cathedral ruins, 575 AD, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval the fortified curtain wall of  Ninotsminda Cathedral, 575 AD, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Georgian Orthodox Ninotsminda Cathedral ruins, 575 AD, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Georgian Orthodox Ninotsminda Cathedral ruins, 575 AD, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Georgian Orthodox Ninotsminda Cathedral ruins, 575 AD, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval the fortified gate house and fortified curtain wall of  Ninotsminda Cathedral, 575 AD, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval the fortified gate house and fortified curtain wall of  Ninotsminda Cathedral, 575 AD, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval the fortified gate house and fortified curtain wall of  Ninotsminda Cathedral, 575 AD, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval the fortified gate house and fortified curtain wall of  Ninotsminda Cathedral, 575 AD, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Roman mosaics - The Wedding of Dionysus mosaic. Dionysus Villa Ancient Zeugama, 2nd  century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.<br />
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The Wedding of Dionysus and Ariadne Mosaic, which belongs to the House of Dionysus, is one of the most special mosaics around the world. In the scene, Dionysus and Ariadne are sitting on a sofa. There are three maenads, musician, the wedding god and two sirens around them. <br />
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The mosaic gives the impression of a painting due to the rich variety of colors and luminous/shadow effects used. The fact that there are many figures within the mosaic and their high pictorial quality, on the other hand, makes the mosaic much more special. <br />
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The House of Dionysus is the villa where a rescue excavation was conducted in 1992 upon the received intelligence telling that traffickers had been digging the area. After the excavations, the mosaic now you behold was unearthed along with some geometric mosaics. In terms of the exactness in the anatomy of the figures, the perspective, and the rich variety of colors it is among the most precious and important mosaic around the world. <br />
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The Museum had conducted activities in order to display the mosaic where it belongs and in a natural manner. However, such a big portion of the mosaic as two thirds was stolen by the historical artefact traffickers in 1998 from the place of display. The parts of the mosaic are not found yet. After the robbery, the remaining parts were transported to Gaziantep Museum and displayed after restoration. The stolen part of the mosaic was left blank. The searches continue in order to find the missing parts through the Interpol.
  • Roman mosaics - Close up of The Wedding of Dionysus mosaic. Dionysus Villa Ancient Zeugama, 2nd  century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.<br />
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The Wedding of Dionysus and Ariadne Mosaic, which belongs to the House of Dionysus, is one of the most special mosaics around the world. In the scene, Dionysus and Ariadne are sitting on a sofa. There are three maenads, musician, the wedding god and two sirens around them. <br />
<br />
The mosaic gives the impression of a painting due to the rich variety of colors and luminous/shadow effects used. The fact that there are many figures within the mosaic and their high pictorial quality, on the other hand, makes the mosaic much more special. <br />
<br />
The House of Dionysus is the villa where a rescue excavation was conducted in 1992 upon the received intelligence telling that traffickers had been digging the area. After the excavations, the mosaic now you behold was unearthed along with some geometric mosaics. In terms of the exactness in the anatomy of the figures, the perspective, and the rich variety of colors it is among the most precious and important mosaic around the world. <br />
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<br />
The Museum had conducted activities in order to display the mosaic where it belongs and in a natural manner. However, such a big portion of the mosaic as two thirds was stolen by the historical artefact traffickers in 1998 from the place of display. The parts of the mosaic are not found yet. After the robbery, the remaining parts were transported to Gaziantep Museum and displayed after restoration. The stolen part of the mosaic was left blank. The searches continue in order to find the missing parts through the Interpol.
  • Terracotta Goddess figure which has been associated with agriculture & human fertility because of her big breasts and wide hips. She is depicted sitting between 2 leopards suggesting she was important. 5750 BC. . Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a black background
  • Terracotta Goddess figure which has been associated with agriculture & human fertility because of her big breasts and wide hips. She is depicted sitting between 2 leopards suggesting she was important. 5750 BC. . Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a white background
  • Terracotta Goddess figure which has been associated with agriculture & human fertility because of her big breasts and wide hips. She is depicted sitting between 2 leopards suggesting she was important. 5750 BC. . Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a grey background
  • Terracotta Goddess figure which has been associated with agriculture & human fertility because of her big breasts and wide hips. She is depicted sitting between 2 leopards suggesting she was important. 5750 BC. . Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a gray mottled background
  • Terracotta Goddess figure which has been associated with agriculture & human fertility because of her big breasts and wide hips. She is depicted sitting between 2 leopards suggesting she was important. 5750 BC. . Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone pane of Goddess. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Sitting in a chair without a backrest, the head and the face of the figure are completely destroyed. She has a long veil on her head, a long dress hanging down to her ankles, and the shoes with the curved ends. The stool under her feet indicates that she is an important person. She drinks something from the vessel in her right hand and she keeps the handled goblet in her hand a little higher.  <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite. Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Left Panel - Sitting in a chair without a backrest, the head and the face of the figure are completely destroyed. She has a long veil on her head, a long dress hanging down to her ankles, and the shoes with the curved ends. The stool under her feet indicates that she is an important person. She drinks something from the vessel in her right hand and she keeps the handled goblet in her hand a little higher.  <br />
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Right Panel - Three figures with short skirts have their right arms positioned ahead. They each carry a sceptre in their left hand, which they lean against their shoulder. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite. Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Left Panel - Sitting in a chair without a backrest, the head and the face of the figure are completely destroyed. She has a long veil on her head, a long dress hanging down to her ankles, and the shoes with the curved ends. The stool under her feet indicates that she is an important person. She drinks something from the vessel in her right hand and she keeps the handled goblet in her hand a little higher.  <br />
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Right Panel - Three figures with short skirts have their right arms positioned ahead. They each carry a sceptre in their left hand, which they lean against their shoulder. <br />
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Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite. Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Left Panel - Sitting in a chair without a backrest, the head and the face of the figure are completely destroyed. She has a long veil on her head, a long dress hanging down to her ankles, and the shoes with the curved ends. The stool under her feet indicates that she is an important person. She drinks something from the vessel in her right hand and she keeps the handled goblet in her hand a little higher.  <br />
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Right Panel - Three figures with short skirts have their right arms positioned ahead. They each carry a sceptre in their left hand, which they lean against their shoulder. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite. Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Left Panel - Sitting in a chair without a backrest, the head and the face of the figure are completely destroyed. She has a long veil on her head, a long dress hanging down to her ankles, and the shoes with the curved ends. The stool under her feet indicates that she is an important person. She drinks something from the vessel in her right hand and she keeps the handled goblet in her hand a little higher.  <br />
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Right Panel - Three figures with short skirts have their right arms positioned ahead. They each carry a sceptre in their left hand, which they lean against their shoulder. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Goddess. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Sitting in a chair without a backrest, the head and the face of the figure are completely destroyed. She has a long veil on her head, a long dress hanging down to her ankles, and the shoes with the curved ends. The stool under her feet indicates that she is an important person. She drinks something from the vessel in her right hand and she keeps the handled goblet in her hand a little higher.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite. Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Left Panel - Sitting in a chair without a backrest, the head and the face of the figure are completely destroyed. She has a long veil on her head, a long dress hanging down to her ankles, and the shoes with the curved ends. The stool under her feet indicates that she is an important person. She drinks something from the vessel in her right hand and she keeps the handled goblet in her hand a little higher.  <br />
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Right Panel - Three figures with short skirts have their right arms positioned ahead. They each carry a sceptre in their left hand, which they lean against their shoulder. <br />
<br />
Against a grey art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone pane of Goddess. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Sitting in a chair without a backrest, the head and the face of the figure are completely destroyed. She has a long veil on her head, a long dress hanging down to her ankles, and the shoes with the curved ends. The stool under her feet indicates that she is an important person. She drinks something from the vessel in her right hand and she keeps the handled goblet in her hand a little higher.  <br />
<br />
Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone pane of Goddess. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Sitting in a chair without a backrest, the head and the face of the figure are completely destroyed. She has a long veil on her head, a long dress hanging down to her ankles, and the shoes with the curved ends. The stool under her feet indicates that she is an important person. She drinks something from the vessel in her right hand and she keeps the handled goblet in her hand a little higher.  <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone pane of Goddess. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Sitting in a chair without a backrest, the head and the face of the figure are completely destroyed. She has a long veil on her head, a long dress hanging down to her ankles, and the shoes with the curved ends. The stool under her feet indicates that she is an important person. She drinks something from the vessel in her right hand and she keeps the handled goblet in her hand a little higher.  <br />
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Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone pane of Goddess. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Sitting in a chair without a backrest, the head and the face of the figure are completely destroyed. She has a long veil on her head, a long dress hanging down to her ankles, and the shoes with the curved ends. The stool under her feet indicates that she is an important person. She drinks something from the vessel in her right hand and she keeps the handled goblet in her hand a little higher.  <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Picture and image of the stone sculpture of a women on the tomb of ship builder Giovanni Battista Piaggio by  Sculptor G. Benetti 1873. Giovanni Battista Piaggio, who is buried here, was a rich ship-owner, whose important role in society is expressed by the professional symbols -the anchor, the ropes, the sand-glass, the globe, the chart that the sculptor Giuseppe Benetti put on the sides of the deceased's bust hosted in the lunette, which surmounts the architecture in Renaissance style of the monument. As a representative of the upper middle class he couldn't die without leaving memories of his social role: Benetti, in order to meet this requirement, represented the widow coming out of the chapel with a prayer-book in her hand. Bringing the mourning in an everyday-life dimension Benetti created a work in accordance with the dictates of the Realism bourgeois. Section A, no 47, The monumental tombs of the Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Picture and image of the stone sculpture of a women on the tomb of ship builder Giovanni Battista Piaggio by  Sculptor G. Benetti 1873. Giovanni Battista Piaggio, who is buried here, was a rich ship-owner, whose important role in society is expressed by the professional symbols -the anchor, the ropes, the sand-glass, the globe, the chart that the sculptor Giuseppe Benetti put on the sides of the deceased's bust hosted in the lunette, which surmounts the architecture in Renaissance style of the monument. As a representative of the upper middle class he couldn't die without leaving memories of his social role: Benetti, in order to meet this requirement, represented the widow coming out of the chapel with a prayer-book in her hand. Bringing the mourning in an everyday-life dimension Benetti created a work in accordance with the dictates of the Realism bourgeois. Section A, no 47, The monumental tombs of the Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Picture and image of the stone sculpture of a women on the tomb of ship builder Giovanni Battista Piaggio by  Sculptor G. Benetti 1873. Giovanni Battista Piaggio, who is buried here, was a rich ship-owner, whose important role in society is expressed by the professional symbols -the anchor, the ropes, the sand-glass, the globe, the chart that the sculptor Giuseppe Benetti put on the sides of the deceased's bust hosted in the lunette, which surmounts the architecture in Renaissance style of the monument. As a representative of the upper middle class he couldn't die without leaving memories of his social role: Benetti, in order to meet this requirement, represented the widow coming out of the chapel with a prayer-book in her hand. Bringing the mourning in an everyday-life dimension Benetti created a work in accordance with the dictates of the Realism bourgeois. Section A, no 47, The monumental tombs of the Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Picture and image of the stone sculptured  funeral monument of Caterina Campodonico, also called "The Peanuts Seller" carrying a string of peanuts and donuts that she sold on the streets of Genoa. Completed while she was still alve by sculptor Lorenzo Orengo, who was the most important artist of the Bourgeois Realism, greatly sought after by the member of the middle class. The Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Picture and image of the stone sculptured  funeral monument of Caterina Campodonico, also called "The Peanuts Seller" carrying a string of peanuts and donuts that she sold on the streets of Genoa. Completed while she was still alve by sculptor Lorenzo Orengo, who was the most important artist of the Bourgeois Realism, greatly sought after by the member of the middle class. The Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Picture and image of the stone sculptured  funeral monument of Caterina Campodonico, also called "The Peanuts Seller" carrying a string of peanuts and donuts that she sold on the streets of Genoa. Completed while she was still alve by sculptor Lorenzo Orengo, who was the most important artist of the Bourgeois Realism, greatly sought after by the member of the middle class. The Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of cryptoporticus A  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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The paintings in the long corridor, which got light only from small high-placed windows, are on a white background. The illusionistic decoration shows a row of columns on a high socle decorated with "grottesche". In the background, pictures alternating theatrical scenes, scenes of worship, and landscapes seem to hang on a wall divided by pilasters. Some of the scenes are probably later restorations of the originals. <br />
In the upper part a loggia holding sphinxes and statues of divinities rests on caryatids (architectural supports in the form of female figures). <br />
Because there was limited time for excavation, only the more important decorative elements were removed from the walls. A drawing on the modern base on which the fragments are inserted gives an idea of the effect of the whole, which is known to us from a watercolor done at the time.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of cryptoporticus A  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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The paintings in the long corridor, which got light only from small high-placed windows, are on a white background. The illusionistic decoration shows a row of columns on a high socle decorated with "grottesche". In the background, pictures alternating theatrical scenes, scenes of worship, and landscapes seem to hang on a wall divided by pilasters. Some of the scenes are probably later restorations of the originals. <br />
In the upper part a loggia holding sphinxes and statues of divinities rests on caryatids (architectural supports in the form of female figures). <br />
Because there was limited time for excavation, only the more important decorative elements were removed from the walls. A drawing on the modern base on which the fragments are inserted gives an idea of the effect of the whole, which is known to us from a watercolor done at the time.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Corridor F-G  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a white background.<br />
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The corridor was a covered passageway that connected the two wings of the villa, partly straight and partly curved, following the shape of the central esedra. The elements that remain are from the inner walkway. The wall is divided by slender columns. Their capitals support female figures whose architectural function is in turn to support the columns of the superstructure. The female figures hold floral garlands that link them to one another. They may be meant to represent Caryatids, the women of Caria sold into slavery, who gave the name to female figures used as supports instead of columns. The most important part of the decoration is the small pictures in the upper zone: still lifes with masks from the theater alternate with imaginary landscapes, shrines, statues of divinities, little aedicula, and altars, the whole populated by figures of peasants, fishermen, and shepherds. The scene depicting a naval battle on the curved part may well refer to the battle of Actium that led to Rome's conquest of Egypt.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Corridor F-G  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a grey background.<br />
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The corridor was a covered passageway that connected the two wings of the villa, partly straight and partly curved, following the shape of the central esedra. The elements that remain are from the inner walkway. The wall is divided by slender columns. Their capitals support female figures whose architectural function is in turn to support the columns of the superstructure. The female figures hold floral garlands that link them to one another. They may be meant to represent Caryatids, the women of Caria sold into slavery, who gave the name to female figures used as supports instead of columns. The most important part of the decoration is the small pictures in the upper zone: still lifes with masks from the theater alternate with imaginary landscapes, shrines, statues of divinities, little aedicula, and altars, the whole populated by figures of peasants, fishermen, and shepherds. The scene depicting a naval battle on the curved part may well refer to the battle of Actium that led to Rome's conquest of Egypt.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Corridor F-G  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a black background.<br />
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The corridor was a covered passageway that connected the two wings of the villa, partly straight and partly curved, following the shape of the central esedra. The elements that remain are from the inner walkway. The wall is divided by slender columns. Their capitals support female figures whose architectural function is in turn to support the columns of the superstructure. The female figures hold floral garlands that link them to one another. They may be meant to represent Caryatids, the women of Caria sold into slavery, who gave the name to female figures used as supports instead of columns. The most important part of the decoration is the small pictures in the upper zone: still lifes with masks from the theater alternate with imaginary landscapes, shrines, statues of divinities, little aedicula, and altars, the whole populated by figures of peasants, fishermen, and shepherds. The scene depicting a naval battle on the curved part may well refer to the battle of Actium that led to Rome's conquest of Egypt.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Corridor F-G  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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The corridor was a covered passageway that connected the two wings of the villa, partly straight and partly curved, following the shape of the central esedra. The elements that remain are from the inner walkway. The wall is divided by slender columns. Their capitals support female figures whose architectural function is in turn to support the columns of the superstructure. The female figures hold floral garlands that link them to one another. They may be meant to represent Caryatids, the women of Caria sold into slavery, who gave the name to female figures used as supports instead of columns. The most important part of the decoration is the small pictures in the upper zone: still lifes with masks from the theater alternate with imaginary landscapes, shrines, statues of divinities, little aedicula, and altars, the whole populated by figures of peasants, fishermen, and shepherds. The scene depicting a naval battle on the curved part may well refer to the battle of Actium that led to Rome's conquest of Egypt.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Corridor F-G  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against an art background.<br />
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The corridor was a covered passageway that connected the two wings of the villa, partly straight and partly curved, following the shape of the central esedra. The elements that remain are from the inner walkway. The wall is divided by slender columns. Their capitals support female figures whose architectural function is in turn to support the columns of the superstructure. The female figures hold floral garlands that link them to one another. They may be meant to represent Caryatids, the women of Caria sold into slavery, who gave the name to female figures used as supports instead of columns. The most important part of the decoration is the small pictures in the upper zone: still lifes with masks from the theater alternate with imaginary landscapes, shrines, statues of divinities, little aedicula, and altars, the whole populated by figures of peasants, fishermen, and shepherds. The scene depicting a naval battle on the curved part may well refer to the battle of Actium that led to Rome's conquest of Egypt.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Corridor F-G  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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The corridor was a covered passageway that connected the two wings of the villa, partly straight and partly curved, following the shape of the central esedra. The elements that remain are from the inner walkway. The wall is divided by slender columns. Their capitals support female figures whose architectural function is in turn to support the columns of the superstructure. The female figures hold floral garlands that link them to one another. They may be meant to represent Caryatids, the women of Caria sold into slavery, who gave the name to female figures used as supports instead of columns. The most important part of the decoration is the small pictures in the upper zone: still lifes with masks from the theater alternate with imaginary landscapes, shrines, statues of divinities, little aedicula, and altars, the whole populated by figures of peasants, fishermen, and shepherds. The scene depicting a naval battle on the curved part may well refer to the battle of Actium that led to Rome's conquest of Egypt.
  • Gothic fresco mural painting "THE CONQUEST OF MAJORCA" 1285-1290. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 071447-CJT. <br />
The mural paintings of the Conquest of Majorca come from the former ancestral home of the Caldes family in Carrer Montcada in Barcelona, a building later known as Palau Aguilar. Discovered and removed in 1961, these paintings are one of the most important examples of early or Linear Gothic Catalan painting. This magnificent example of painting on historical subject matter narrates the conquest of the island of Majorca by James I the Conqueror in 1229. Like a painted chronicle, the episodes follow the detailed narrative of Catalan medieval accounts such as King James I's 'Llibre dels Feits' and Bernat Desclot's 'Crònica'.
  • Gothic fresco mural painting "THE CONQUEST OF MAJORCA" 1285-1290. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 071447-CJT. <br />
The mural paintings of the Conquest of Majorca come from the former ancestral home of the Caldes family in Carrer Montcada in Barcelona, a building later known as Palau Aguilar. Discovered and removed in 1961, these paintings are one of the most important examples of early or Linear Gothic Catalan painting. This magnificent example of painting on historical subject matter narrates the conquest of the island of Majorca by James I the Conqueror in 1229. Like a painted chronicle, the episodes follow the detailed narrative of Catalan medieval accounts such as King James I's 'Llibre dels Feits' and Bernat Desclot's 'Crònica'.
  • Gothic fresco mural painting "THE CONQUEST OF MAJORCA" 1285-1290. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 071447-CJT. <br />
The mural paintings of the Conquest of Majorca come from the former ancestral home of the Caldes family in Carrer Montcada in Barcelona, a building later known as Palau Aguilar. Discovered and removed in 1961, these paintings are one of the most important examples of early or Linear Gothic Catalan painting. This magnificent example of painting on historical subject matter narrates the conquest of the island of Majorca by James I the Conqueror in 1229. Like a painted chronicle, the episodes follow the detailed narrative of Catalan medieval accounts such as King James I's 'Llibre dels Feits' and Bernat Desclot's 'Crònica'.
  • Gothic fresco mural painting "THE CONQUEST OF MAJORCA" 1285-1290. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 071447-CJT. <br />
The mural paintings of the Conquest of Majorca come from the former ancestral home of the Caldes family in Carrer Montcada in Barcelona, a building later known as Palau Aguilar. Discovered and removed in 1961, these paintings are one of the most important examples of early or Linear Gothic Catalan painting. This magnificent example of painting on historical subject matter narrates the conquest of the island of Majorca by James I the Conqueror in 1229. Like a painted chronicle, the episodes follow the detailed narrative of Catalan medieval accounts such as King James I's 'Llibre dels Feits' and Bernat Desclot's 'Crònica'.
  • Gothic fresco mural painting "THE CONQUEST OF MAJORCA" 1285-1290. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 071447-CJT. <br />
The mural paintings of the Conquest of Majorca come from the former ancestral home of the Caldes family in Carrer Montcada in Barcelona, a building later known as Palau Aguilar. Discovered and removed in 1961, these paintings are one of the most important examples of early or Linear Gothic Catalan painting. This magnificent example of painting on historical subject matter narrates the conquest of the island of Majorca by James I the Conqueror in 1229. Like a painted chronicle, the episodes follow the detailed narrative of Catalan medieval accounts such as King James I's 'Llibre dels Feits' and Bernat Desclot's 'Crònica'.
  • Gothic fresco mural painting "THE CONQUEST OF MAJORCA" 1285-1290. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 071447-CJT. <br />
The mural paintings of the Conquest of Majorca come from the former ancestral home of the Caldes family in Carrer Montcada in Barcelona, a building later known as Palau Aguilar. Discovered and removed in 1961, these paintings are one of the most important examples of early or Linear Gothic Catalan painting. This magnificent example of painting on historical subject matter narrates the conquest of the island of Majorca by James I the Conqueror in 1229. Like a painted chronicle, the episodes follow the detailed narrative of Catalan medieval accounts such as King James I's 'Llibre dels Feits' and Bernat Desclot's 'Crònica'.
  • Gothic fresco mural painting "THE CONQUEST OF MAJORCA" 1285-1290. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 071447-CJT. <br />
The mural paintings of the Conquest of Majorca come from the former ancestral home of the Caldes family in Carrer Montcada in Barcelona, a building later known as Palau Aguilar. Discovered and removed in 1961, these paintings are one of the most important examples of early or Linear Gothic Catalan painting. This magnificent example of painting on historical subject matter narrates the conquest of the island of Majorca by James I the Conqueror in 1229. Like a painted chronicle, the episodes follow the detailed narrative of Catalan medieval accounts such as King James I's 'Llibre dels Feits' and Bernat Desclot's 'Crònica'.
  • Furia Alta, Winged Fury, a greek and Etruscan deity that was important to the Romans as a guardian of national glory and fertility of the soil, hence the basket on her head, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Furia Alta, Winged Fury, a greek and Etruscan deity that was important to the Romans as a guardian of national glory and fertility of the soil, hence the basket on her head, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • Original Roman bronze statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback. 175 AD. Marcus Aurelus was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. In 1979 it was discovered that the the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, in the courtyard of the Capitline Museum, had suffered badly from corrosion, particularly in its legs. The staue was removed from Michael Angelo’s plinth and was transferred to the National Instution for the Restoration of works of art for preservation. On the 11th of April 1990 the restored statue was returned to the Cpitaline courtyard and covered with a glass protective casing. The glass box ruined the design of Michael Angelo’s courtyard and it was decided to make a copy to display in the courted and move the original into the Capitoiline Musuem. This is a rare example of a bronze equestrian statue as it became common practice for the Romans in the late empire to melt down bronze statues to mint coins. The Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Original Roman bronze statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback. 175 AD. Marcus Aurelus was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. In 1979 it was discovered that the the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, in the courtyard of the Capitline Museum, had suffered badly from corrosion, particularly in its legs. The staue was removed from Michael Angelo’s plinth and was transferred to the National Instution for the Restoration of works of art for preservation. On the 11th of April 1990 the restored statue was returned to the Cpitaline courtyard and covered with a glass protective casing. The glass box ruined the design of Michael Angelo’s courtyard and it was decided to make a copy to display in the courted and move the original into the Capitoiline Musuem. This is a rare example of a bronze equestrian statue as it became common practice for the Romans in the late empire to melt down bronze statues to mint coins. The Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Original Roman bronze statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback. 175 AD. Marcus Aurelus was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. In 1979 it was discovered that the the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, in the courtyard of the Capitline Museum, had suffered badly from corrosion, particularly in its legs. The staue was removed from Michael Angelo’s plinth and was transferred to the National Instution for the Restoration of works of art for preservation. On the 11th of April 1990 the restored statue was returned to the Cpitaline courtyard and covered with a glass protective casing. The glass box ruined the design of Michael Angelo’s courtyard and it was decided to make a copy to display in the courted and move the original into the Capitoiline Musuem. This is a rare example of a bronze equestrian statue as it became common practice for the Romans in the late empire to melt down bronze statues to mint coins. The Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Original Roman bronze statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback. 175 AD. Marcus Aurelus was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. In 1979 it was discovered that the the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, in the courtyard of the Capitline Museum, had suffered badly from corrosion, particularly in its legs. The staue was removed from Michael Angelo’s plinth and was transferred to the National Instution for the Restoration of works of art for preservation. On the 11th of April 1990 the restored statue was returned to the Cpitaline courtyard and covered with a glass protective casing. The glass box ruined the design of Michael Angelo’s courtyard and it was decided to make a copy to display in the courted and move the original into the Capitoiline Musuem. This is a rare example of a bronze equestrian statue as it became common practice for the Romans in the late empire to melt down bronze statues to mint coins. The Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Original Roman bronze statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback. 175 AD. Marcus Aurelus was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. In 1979 it was discovered that the the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, in the courtyard of the Capitline Museum, had suffered badly from corrosion, particularly in its legs. The staue was removed from Michael Angelo’s plinth and was transferred to the National Instution for the Restoration of works of art for preservation. On the 11th of April 1990 the restored statue was returned to the Cpitaline courtyard and covered with a glass protective casing. The glass box ruined the design of Michael Angelo’s courtyard and it was decided to make a copy to display in the courted and move the original into the Capitoiline Musuem. This is a rare example of a bronze equestrian statue as it became common practice for the Romans in the late empire to melt down bronze statues to mint coins. The Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 39  -  sculpture of.an Angus Dei, the symbol of Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God. Strangely the creature holding the cross is a horse not a sheep. The sculpture is place in the centre of the Eastern Apse, symbolically the most important part of the church. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 39  -  sculpture of.an Angus Dei, the symbol of Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God. Strangely the creature holding the cross is a horse not a sheep. The sculpture is place in the centre of the Eastern Apse, symbolically the most important part of the church. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Coloured glazed terracotta brick panel depicting striding lions from Babylon (Iraq). Neo-Babylonian Period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar II 604-562 BC. This panel belonged to the tiled decorated walls either side of the Processional Way in Babylon which was 3280 ft (1km) long. It led from the temple of Marduk, through the Ishtar Gate to the temple of Akitu. The lion is the is associated with the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. T processional Way played a key role in the  New Year festival which was held in the spring equinox. Babylonian Gods were believed to leave their temples on this day and visit the god Marduk in his temple in Babylon. Kings like Nebuchanezzar would have played an important role in this procession and they aside their regal regalia for the procession and recited “negative confessions” as they preceded down the Processional way. Inv Ao 21118, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Coloured glazed terracotta brick panel depicting striding lions from Babylon (Iraq). Neo-Babylonian Period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar II 604-562 BC. This panel belonged to the tiled decorated walls either side of the Processional Way in Babylon which was 3280 ft (1km) long. It led from the temple of Marduk, through the Ishtar Gate to the temple of Akitu. The lion is the is associated with the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. T processional Way played a key role in the  New Year festival which was held in the spring equinox. Babylonian Gods were believed to leave their temples on this day and visit the god Marduk in his temple in Babylon. Kings like Nebuchanezzar would have played an important role in this procession and they aside their regal regalia for the procession and recited “negative confessions” as they preceded down the Processional way. Inv Ao 21118, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Coloured glazed terracotta brick panel depicting striding lions from Babylon (Iraq). Neo-Babylonian Period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar II 604-562 BC. This panel belonged to the tiled decorated walls either side of the Processional Way in Babylon which was 3280 ft (1km) long. It led from the temple of Marduk, through the Ishtar Gate to the temple of Akitu. The lion is the is associated with the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. T processional Way played a key role in the  New Year festival which was held in the spring equinox. Babylonian Gods were believed to leave their temples on this day and visit the god Marduk in his temple in Babylon. Kings like Nebuchanezzar would have played an important role in this procession and they aside their regal regalia for the procession and recited “negative confessions” as they preceded down the Processional way. Inv Ao 21118, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Coloured glazed terracotta brick panel depicting striding lions from Babylon (Iraq). Neo-Babylonian Period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar II 604-562 BC. This panel belonged to the tiled decorated walls either side of the Processional Way in Babylon which was 3280 ft (1km) long. It led from the temple of Marduk, through the Ishtar Gate to the temple of Akitu. The lion is the is associated with the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. T processional Way played a key role in the  New Year festival which was held in the spring equinox. Babylonian Gods were believed to leave their temples on this day and visit the god Marduk in his temple in Babylon. Kings like Nebuchanezzar would have played an important role in this procession and they aside their regal regalia for the procession and recited “negative confessions” as they preceded down the Processional way. Inv Ao 21118, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Coloured glazed terracotta brick panel depicting striding lions from Babylon (Iraq). Neo-Babylonian Period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar II 604-562 BC. This panel belonged to the tiled decorated walls either side of the Processional Way in Babylon which was 3280 ft (1km) long. It led from the temple of Marduk, through the Ishtar Gate to the temple of Akitu. The lion is the is associated with the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. T processional Way played a key role in the  New Year festival which was held in the spring equinox. Babylonian Gods were believed to leave their temples on this day and visit the god Marduk in his temple in Babylon. Kings like Nebuchanezzar would have played an important role in this procession and they aside their regal regalia for the procession and recited “negative confessions” as they preceded down the Processional way. Inv Ao 21118, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Roman relief panel showing a Barbarian, circa 98-117 AD from the Palace of Montecitorio, Rome. This  relief panel is part of a larger work. It represents a battle and the figure can be identified as a barbarian by his eastern style tunic and thick beard. Judging by the quality of the execution, the relief must have belonged to an important public monument situated in the area of the Campus Martius .  Inv 39163, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman relief panel showing a Barbarian, circa 98-117 AD from the Palace of Montecitorio, Rome. This  relief panel is part of a larger work. It represents a battle and the figure can be identified as a barbarian by his eastern style tunic and thick beard. Judging by the quality of the execution, the relief must have belonged to an important public monument situated in the area of the Campus Martius .  Inv 39163, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman relief panel showing a Barbarian, circa 98-117 AD from the Palace of Montecitorio, Rome. This  relief panel is part of a larger work. It represents a battle and the figure can be identified as a barbarian by his eastern style tunic and thick beard. Judging by the quality of the execution, the relief must have belonged to an important public monument situated in the area of the Campus Martius .  Inv 39163, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman relief panel showing a Barbarian, circa 98-117 AD from the Palace of Montecitorio, Rome. This  relief panel is part of a larger work. It represents a battle and the figure can be identified as a barbarian by his eastern style tunic and thick beard. Judging by the quality of the execution, the relief must have belonged to an important public monument situated in the area of the Campus Martius .  Inv 39163, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman relief panel showing a Barbarian, circa 98-117 AD from the Palace of Montecitorio, Rome. This  relief panel is part of a larger work. It represents a battle and the figure can be identified as a barbarian by his eastern style tunic and thick beard. Judging by the quality of the execution, the relief must have belonged to an important public monument situated in the area of the Campus Martius .  Inv 39163, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • A Colossal Statue of the Weather God Hadad found near Gerdshin near Sam'al / Zincirli , Turkey. The lower part of the body of the statue has Aramaic text which starts " I am Panamuwa, the son of QRL, the king of Ja'udi, I have erected this statue of Hadad, at my eternal grave.  Originally the statue would have held lightening rods and an axe. On his round cap are bull horns known as the symbols of divinity. The weather God brought the rains which in the dry areas of Mesopotamia was all important. The inscription goes on to read " May the soul of Panamuwa eat with Hadad, May the soul of Panamuwa drink with Hadad". Basalt 775 BC, Pergamon Museum Berlin, inv no VA 2882.
  • A Colossal Statue of the Weather God Hadad found near Gerdshin near Sam'al / Zincirli , Turkey. The lower part of the body of the statue has Aramaic text which starts " I am Panamuwa, the son of QRL, the king of Ja'udi, I have erected this statue of Hadad, at my eternal grave.  Originally the statue would have held lightening rods and an axe. On his round cap are bull horns known as the symbols of divinity. The weather God brought the rains which in the dry areas of Mesopotamia was all important. The inscription goes on to read " May the soul of Panamuwa eat with Hadad, May the soul of Panamuwa drink with Hadad". Basalt 775 BC, Pergamon Museum Berlin, inv no VA 2882.
  • A Colossal Statue of the Weather God Hadad found near Gerdshin near Sam'al / Zincirli , Turkey. The lower part of the body of the statue has Aramaic text which starts " I am Panamuwa, the son of QRL, the king of Ja'udi, I have erected this statue of Hadad, at my eternal grave.  Originally the statue would have held lightening rods and an axe. On his round cap are bull horns known as the symbols of divinity. The weather God brought the rains which in the dry areas of Mesopotamia was all important. The inscription goes on to read " May the soul of Panamuwa eat with Hadad, May the soul of Panamuwa drink with Hadad". Basalt 775 BC, Pergamon Museum Berlin, inv no VA 2882.
  • A Colossal Statue of the Weather God Hadad found near Gerdshin near Sam'al / Zincirli , Turkey. The lower part of the body of the statue has Aramaic text which starts " I am Panamuwa, the son of QRL, the king of Ja'udi, I have erected this statue of Hadad, at my eternal grave.  Originally the statue would have held lightening rods and an axe. On his round cap are bull horns known as the symbols of divinity. The weather God brought the rains which in the dry areas of Mesopotamia was all important. The inscription goes on to read " May the soul of Panamuwa eat with Hadad, May the soul of Panamuwa drink with Hadad". Basalt 775 BC, Pergamon Museum Berlin, inv no VA 2882.
  • Gothic wood statue of the Head of Christ by  Jaume Cascalls. Carved alabaster with polychrome and gilt remains.  This head must have belonged to a Recumbent Christ which could have formed part of a sculptural group of the Holy Sepulchre. It probably came from the chapel of Corpus Christi of the convent of Sant Agustí Vell, Barcelona.<br />
Jaume Cascalls is one of the most important sculptors of the fourteenth century in Catalonia. This is borne out by his involvement over almost thirty years with the project of the royal pantheon in Poblet for King Peter the Ceremonious and with other large undertakings of the time. Today, on stylistic grounds, he is credited with this 'Head of Christ', which must have formed part of a sculptural group of the Holy Sepulchre, presumably from the church of the convent of Sant Agustí Vell in Barcelona. The break in the neck suggests it belonged to a full-length recumbent Christ, like the one kept at Sant Feliu in Girona and also attributed to Cascalls. National Museum of Catalan Art, inv no: 034879-000
  • Gothic wood statue of the Head of Christ by  Jaume Cascalls. Carved alabaster with polychrome and gilt remains.  This head must have belonged to a Recumbent Christ which could have formed part of a sculptural group of the Holy Sepulchre. It probably came from the chapel of Corpus Christi of the convent of Sant Agustí Vell, Barcelona.<br />
Jaume Cascalls is one of the most important sculptors of the fourteenth century in Catalonia. This is borne out by his involvement over almost thirty years with the project of the royal pantheon in Poblet for King Peter the Ceremonious and with other large undertakings of the time. Today, on stylistic grounds, he is credited with this 'Head of Christ', which must have formed part of a sculptural group of the Holy Sepulchre, presumably from the church of the convent of Sant Agustí Vell in Barcelona. The break in the neck suggests it belonged to a full-length recumbent Christ, like the one kept at Sant Feliu in Girona and also attributed to Cascalls. National Museum of Catalan Art, inv no: 034879-000
  • Gothic wood statue of the Head of Christ by  Jaume Cascalls. Carved alabaster with polychrome and gilt remains.  This head must have belonged to a Recumbent Christ which could have formed part of a sculptural group of the Holy Sepulchre. It probably came from the chapel of Corpus Christi of the convent of Sant Agustí Vell, Barcelona.<br />
Jaume Cascalls is one of the most important sculptors of the fourteenth century in Catalonia. This is borne out by his involvement over almost thirty years with the project of the royal pantheon in Poblet for King Peter the Ceremonious and with other large undertakings of the time. Today, on stylistic grounds, he is credited with this 'Head of Christ', which must have formed part of a sculptural group of the Holy Sepulchre, presumably from the church of the convent of Sant Agustí Vell in Barcelona. The break in the neck suggests it belonged to a full-length recumbent Christ, like the one kept at Sant Feliu in Girona and also attributed to Cascalls. National Museum of Catalan Art, inv no: 034879-000
  • Gothic wood statue of the Head of Christ by  Jaume Cascalls. Carved alabaster with polychrome and gilt remains.  This head must have belonged to a Recumbent Christ which could have formed part of a sculptural group of the Holy Sepulchre. It probably came from the chapel of Corpus Christi of the convent of Sant Agustí Vell, Barcelona.<br />
Jaume Cascalls is one of the most important sculptors of the fourteenth century in Catalonia. This is borne out by his involvement over almost thirty years with the project of the royal pantheon in Poblet for King Peter the Ceremonious and with other large undertakings of the time. Today, on stylistic grounds, he is credited with this 'Head of Christ', which must have formed part of a sculptural group of the Holy Sepulchre, presumably from the church of the convent of Sant Agustí Vell in Barcelona. The break in the neck suggests it belonged to a full-length recumbent Christ, like the one kept at Sant Feliu in Girona and also attributed to Cascalls. National Museum of Catalan Art, inv no: 034879-000
  • Gothic fresco mural painting "THE CONQUEST OF MAJORCA" 1285-1290. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 071447-CJT. <br />
The mural paintings of the Conquest of Majorca come from the former ancestral home of the Caldes family in Carrer Montcada in Barcelona, a building later known as Palau Aguilar. Discovered and removed in 1961, these paintings are one of the most important examples of early or Linear Gothic Catalan painting. This magnificent example of painting on historical subject matter narrates the conquest of the island of Majorca by James I the Conqueror in 1229. Like a painted chronicle, the episodes follow the detailed narrative of Catalan medieval accounts such as King James I's 'Llibre dels Feits' and Bernat Desclot's 'Crònica'.
  • Gothic fresco mural painting "THE CONQUEST OF MAJORCA" 1285-1290. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 071447-CJT. <br />
The mural paintings of the Conquest of Majorca come from the former ancestral home of the Caldes family in Carrer Montcada in Barcelona, a building later known as Palau Aguilar. Discovered and removed in 1961, these paintings are one of the most important examples of early or Linear Gothic Catalan painting. This magnificent example of painting on historical subject matter narrates the conquest of the island of Majorca by James I the Conqueror in 1229. Like a painted chronicle, the episodes follow the detailed narrative of Catalan medieval accounts such as King James I's 'Llibre dels Feits' and Bernat Desclot's 'Crònica'.
  • Gothic fresco mural painting "THE CONQUEST OF MAJORCA" 1285-1290. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 071447-CJT. <br />
The mural paintings of the Conquest of Majorca come from the former ancestral home of the Caldes family in Carrer Montcada in Barcelona, a building later known as Palau Aguilar. Discovered and removed in 1961, these paintings are one of the most important examples of early or Linear Gothic Catalan painting. This magnificent example of painting on historical subject matter narrates the conquest of the island of Majorca by James I the Conqueror in 1229. Like a painted chronicle, the episodes follow the detailed narrative of Catalan medieval accounts such as King James I's 'Llibre dels Feits' and Bernat Desclot's 'Crònica'.
  • 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.
  • 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 La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 />
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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 />
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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 />
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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.
  • Statue of Eros known as The Genie of Borghese - a  Roman copy of a 4th century BC Greek original from Rome, Monte Cavallo. The statue belonged to Domenico Biondo, employee of Pope Paul V Borghese. The statue joined in 1608 in the collection of Scipio Borghese. Wings, arms and legs of Eros, formerly called Genie Borghese, are modern. In the 18th century it was much admired, especially in France, as one of the seven most important parts of the collection Borghese. The Borghese Collection Inv No. MR 207 or Ma 435, Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Statue of Eros known as The Genie of Borghese - a  Roman copy of a 4th century BC Greek original from Rome, Monte Cavallo. The statue belonged to Domenico Biondo, employee of Pope Paul V Borghese. The statue joined in 1608 in the collection of Scipio Borghese. Wings, arms and legs of Eros, formerly called Genie Borghese, are modern. In the 18th century it was much admired, especially in France, as one of the seven most important parts of the collection Borghese. The Borghese Collection Inv No. MR 207 or Ma 435, Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Statue of Eros known as The Genie of Borghese - a  Roman copy of a 4th century BC Greek original from Rome, Monte Cavallo. The statue belonged to Domenico Biondo, employee of Pope Paul V Borghese. The statue joined in 1608 in the collection of Scipio Borghese. Wings, arms and legs of Eros, formerly called Genie Borghese, are modern. In the 18th century it was much admired, especially in France, as one of the seven most important parts of the collection Borghese. The Borghese Collection Inv No. MR 207 or Ma 435, Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Statue of Eros known as The Genie of Borghese - a  Roman copy of a 4th century BC Greek original from Rome, Monte Cavallo. The statue belonged to Domenico Biondo, employee of Pope Paul V Borghese. The statue joined in 1608 in the collection of Scipio Borghese. Wings, arms and legs of Eros, formerly called Genie Borghese, are modern. In the 18th century it was much admired, especially in France, as one of the seven most important parts of the collection Borghese. The Borghese Collection Inv No. MR 207 or Ma 435, Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Statue of Eros known as The Genie of Borghese - a  Roman copy of a 4th century BC Greek original from Rome, Monte Cavallo. The statue belonged to Domenico Biondo, employee of Pope Paul V Borghese. The statue joined in 1608 in the collection of Scipio Borghese. Wings, arms and legs of Eros, formerly called Genie Borghese, are modern. In the 18th century it was much admired, especially in France, as one of the seven most important parts of the collection Borghese. The Borghese Collection Inv No. MR 207 or Ma 435, Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 39  -  sculpture of.an Angus Dei, the symbol of Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God. Strangely the creature holding the cross is a horse not a sheep. The sculpture is place in the centre of the Eastern Apse, symbolically the most important part of the church. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 39  -  sculpture of.an Angus Dei, the symbol of Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God. Strangely the creature holding the cross is a horse not a sheep. The sculpture is place in the centre of the Eastern Apse, symbolically the most important part of the church. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Original Roman bronze statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback. 175 AD. Marcus Aurelius was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. In 1979 it was discovered that the the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, in the courtyard of the Capitline Museum, had suffered badly from corrosion, particularly in its legs. The staue was removed from Michael Angelo’s plinth and was transferred to the National Instution for the Restoration of works of art for preservation. On the 11th of April 1990 the restored statue was returned to the Cpitaline courtyard and covered with a glass protective casing. The glass box ruined the design of Michael Angelo’s courtyard and it was decided to make a copy to display in the courted and move the original into the Capitoiline Musuem. This is a rare example of a bronze equestrian statue as it became common practice for the Romans in the late empire to melt down bronze statues to mint coins. The Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Roman relief panel showing a Barbarian, circa 98-117 AD from the Palace of Montecitorio, Rome. This  relief panel is part of a larger work. It represents a battle and the figure can be identified as a barbarian by his eastern style tunic and thick beard. Judging by the quality of the execution, the relief must have belonged to an important public monument situated in the area of the Campus Martius .  Inv 39163, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman relief panel showing a Barbarian, circa 98-117 AD from the Palace of Montecitorio, Rome. This  relief panel is part of a larger work. It represents a battle and the figure can be identified as a barbarian by his eastern style tunic and thick beard. Judging by the quality of the execution, the relief must have belonged to an important public monument situated in the area of the Campus Martius .  Inv 39163, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman relief panel showing a Barbarian, circa 98-117 AD from the Palace of Montecitorio, Rome. This  relief panel is part of a larger work. It represents a battle and the figure can be identified as a barbarian by his eastern style tunic and thick beard. Judging by the quality of the execution, the relief must have belonged to an important public monument situated in the area of the Campus Martius .  Inv 39163, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman relief panel showing a Barbarian, circa 98-117 AD from the Palace of Montecitorio, Rome. This  relief panel is part of a larger work. It represents a battle and the figure can be identified as a barbarian by his eastern style tunic and thick beard. Judging by the quality of the execution, the relief must have belonged to an important public monument situated in the area of the Campus Martius .  Inv 39163, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman relief panel showing a Barbarian, circa 98-117 AD from the Palace of Montecitorio, Rome. This  relief panel is part of a larger work. It represents a battle and the figure can be identified as a barbarian by his eastern style tunic and thick beard. Judging by the quality of the execution, the relief must have belonged to an important public monument situated in the area of the Campus Martius .  Inv 39163, National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Statue of Eros known as The Genie of Borghese - a  Roman copy of a 4th century BC Greek original from Rome, Monte Cavallo. The statue belonged to Domenico Biondo, employee of Pope Paul V Borghese. The statue joined in 1608 in the collection of Scipio Borghese. Wings, arms and legs of Eros, formerly called Genie Borghese, are modern. In the 18th century it was much admired, especially in France, as one of the seven most important parts of the collection Borghese. The Borghese Collection Inv No. MR 207 or Ma 435, Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Statue of Eros known as The Genie of Borghese - a  Roman copy of a 4th century BC Greek original from Rome, Monte Cavallo. The statue belonged to Domenico Biondo, employee of Pope Paul V Borghese. The statue joined in 1608 in the collection of Scipio Borghese. Wings, arms and legs of Eros, formerly called Genie Borghese, are modern. In the 18th century it was much admired, especially in France, as one of the seven most important parts of the collection Borghese. The Borghese Collection Inv No. MR 207 or Ma 435, Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Statue of Eros known as The Genie of Borghese - a  Roman copy of a 4th century BC Greek original from Rome, Monte Cavallo. The statue belonged to Domenico Biondo, employee of Pope Paul V Borghese. The statue joined in 1608 in the collection of Scipio Borghese. Wings, arms and legs of Eros, formerly called Genie Borghese, are modern. In the 18th century it was much admired, especially in France, as one of the seven most important parts of the collection Borghese. The Borghese Collection Inv No. MR 207 or Ma 435, Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Statue of Eros known as The Genie of Borghese - a  Roman copy of a 4th century BC Greek original from Rome, Monte Cavallo. The statue belonged to Domenico Biondo, employee of Pope Paul V Borghese. The statue joined in 1608 in the collection of Scipio Borghese. Wings, arms and legs of Eros, formerly called Genie Borghese, are modern. In the 18th century it was much admired, especially in France, as one of the seven most important parts of the collection Borghese. The Borghese Collection Inv No. MR 207 or Ma 435, Louvre Museum, Paris.

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