• Picture & image of the exterior geometric reief sculpture architectural details of Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the exterior geometric reief sculpture architectural details of Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. At is centre is a painting of The Madonna and Child surrounded by a mandorla. Top left shows the Annunciation with the Virgin Mary, top left depicts the nativity scene, bottom left shows the Three Kings and bottom left shows The Flight to Egypt.
  • Picture & image of the exterior geometric reief sculpture architectural details of Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the exterior geometric reief sculpture architectural details of Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the exterior geometric reief sculpture architectural details of Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the exterior geometric reief sculpture architectural details of Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the exterior geometric reief sculpture architectural details of Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. At is centre is a painting of The Madonna and Child surrounded by a mandorla. Top left shows the Annunciation with the Virgin Mary, top left depicts the nativity scene, bottom left shows the Three Kings and bottom left shows The Flight to Egypt.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. At is centre is a painting of The Madonna and Child surrounded by a mandorla. Top left shows the Annunciation with the Virgin Mary, top left depicts the nativity scene, bottom left shows the Three Kings and bottom left shows The Flight to Egypt.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. Top left depicts the nativity scene with Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds and Christ in a manger.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. At is centre is a painting of The Madonna and Child surrounded by a mandorla. Top left shows the Annunciation with the Virgin Mary, top left depicts the nativity scene, bottom left shows the Three Kings and bottom left shows The Flight to Egypt.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. At is centre is a painting of The Madonna and Child surrounded by a mandorla. Top left shows the Annunciation with the Virgin Mary, top left depicts the nativity scene, bottom left shows the Three Kings and bottom left shows The Flight to Egypt.
  • Picture & image of the exterior geometric reief sculpture architectural details of Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the exterior geometric reief sculpture architectural details of Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. At is centre is a painting of The Madonna and Child surrounded by a mandorla. Top left shows the Annunciation with the Virgin Mary, top left depicts the nativity scene, bottom left shows the Three Kings and bottom left shows The Flight to Egypt.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. At is centre is a painting of The Madonna and Child surrounded by a mandorla. Top left shows the Annunciation with the Virgin Mary, top left depicts the nativity scene, bottom left shows the Three Kings and bottom left shows The Flight to Egypt.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. Bottom left shows The Flight to Egypt.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. Bottom left is a painting of the Three Kings.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. Top left depicts the nativity scene with Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds and Christ in a manger.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. At is centre is a painting of The Madonna and Child surrounded by a mandorla. Top left shows the Annunciation with the Virgin Mary, top left depicts the nativity scene, bottom left shows the Three Kings and bottom left shows The Flight to Egypt.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. Top left depicts the nativity scene with Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds and Christ in a manger.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. At is centre is a painting of The Madonna and Child surrounded by a mandorla. Top left shows the Annunciation with the Virgin Mary, top left depicts the nativity scene, bottom left shows the Three Kings and bottom left shows The Flight to Egypt.
  • festive Christmas decorations red and nativity
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. At is centre is a painting of The Madonna and Child surrounded by a mandorla.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. Top left shows the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. At is centre is a painting of The Madonna and Child surrounded by a mandorla.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. Bottom left shows The Flight to Egypt.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. At is centre is a painting of The Madonna and Child surrounded by a mandorla.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. Bottom left is a painting of the Three Kings.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. Bottom left shows The Flight to Egypt.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. Bottom left is a painting of the Three Kings.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. Top left shows the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary.
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. Top left shows the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary.
  • Wild thistle seed head, Syros Greece
  • Wild thistle seed head, Syros Greece
  • Wild thistle seed head, Syros Greece
  • Wild thistle seed head, Syros Greece
  • Colouful sculpture of female african coloured with paints
  • Gothic painted panel of the Nativity scene by Taddeo Gabbi of Florence, circa 1325, tempera and gold leaf on wood. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC 212807. <br />
Taddeo Gabbi, one of Giotto's most brilliant disciples, painted this Nativity when he was still part of Giotto's workshop. The painting has many of Giotto's hallmarks such as  spatial illusionism or the reality of figures that can be seen in the nativity of the Peruzzi Chapel.<br />
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SPANISH<br />
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Taddeo Gabbi, uno de los discipulos mas brillantes de Giotto, debio pintar esta Natividad cuando aun formaba parte del taller del maestro. En ella se ven las conquistas de la "revolucion giottesca", como el illusioismo espacial o el realismo de las figuras. Maria arropa a Jesus dentro del establo, mientras los sobrevuela un grupo de angeles. La posicion de uno de ellos y la presencia de una oveja indican que la composicion se completaba a la izquierda con el Anuncio a los pastores. En primer termino aparecen un pensativo Jose y las dos parteras que susurran, un recurso ya utilizado pr Giotto en los frescos de la Capilla Peruzzi.
  • Gothic painted panel of the Nativity scene by Taddeo Gabbi of Florence, circa 1325, tempera and gold leaf on wood. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC 212807. Against a black background. <br />
Taddeo Gabbi, one of Giotto's most brilliant disciples, painted this Nativity when he was still part of Giotto's workshop. The painting has many of Giotto's hallmarks such as  spatial illusionism or the reality of figures that can be seen in the nativity of the Peruzzi Chapel.<br />
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SPANISH<br />
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Taddeo Gabbi, uno de los discipulos mas brillantes de Giotto, debio pintar esta Natividad cuando aun formaba parte del taller del maestro. En ella se ven las conquistas de la "revolucion giottesca", como el illusioismo espacial o el realismo de las figuras. Maria arropa a Jesus dentro del establo, mientras los sobrevuela un grupo de angeles. La posicion de uno de ellos y la presencia de una oveja indican que la composicion se completaba a la izquierda con el Anuncio a los pastores. En primer termino aparecen un pensativo Jose y las dos parteras que susurran, un recurso ya utilizado pr Giotto en los frescos de la Capilla Peruzzi.
  • Gothic painted panel of the Nativity scene by Taddeo Gabbi of Florence, circa 1325, tempera and gold leaf on wood. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC 212807. Against a art background. <br />
Taddeo Gabbi, one of Giotto's most brilliant disciples, painted this Nativity when he was still part of Giotto's workshop. The painting has many of Giotto's hallmarks such as  spatial illusionism or the reality of figures that can be seen in the nativity of the Peruzzi Chapel.<br />
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SPANISH<br />
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Taddeo Gabbi, uno de los discipulos mas brillantes de Giotto, debio pintar esta Natividad cuando aun formaba parte del taller del maestro. En ella se ven las conquistas de la "revolucion giottesca", como el illusioismo espacial o el realismo de las figuras. Maria arropa a Jesus dentro del establo, mientras los sobrevuela un grupo de angeles. La posicion de uno de ellos y la presencia de una oveja indican que la composicion se completaba a la izquierda con el Anuncio a los pastores. En primer termino aparecen un pensativo Jose y las dos parteras que susurran, un recurso ya utilizado pr Giotto en los frescos de la Capilla Peruzzi.
  • Gothic painted panel of the Nativity scene by Taddeo Gabbi of Florence, circa 1325, tempera and gold leaf on wood. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC 212807. <br />
Taddeo Gabbi, one of Giotto's most brilliant disciples, painted this Nativity when he was still part of Giotto's workshop. The painting has many of Giotto's hallmarks such as  spatial illusionism or the reality of figures that can be seen in the nativity of the Peruzzi Chapel.<br />
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SPANISH<br />
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Taddeo Gabbi, uno de los discipulos mas brillantes de Giotto, debio pintar esta Natividad cuando aun formaba parte del taller del maestro. En ella se ven las conquistas de la "revolucion giottesca", como el illusioismo espacial o el realismo de las figuras. Maria arropa a Jesus dentro del establo, mientras los sobrevuela un grupo de angeles. La posicion de uno de ellos y la presencia de una oveja indican que la composicion se completaba a la izquierda con el Anuncio a los pastores. En primer termino aparecen un pensativo Jose y las dos parteras que susurran, un recurso ya utilizado pr Giotto en los frescos de la Capilla Peruzzi.
  • Gothic painted panel of the Nativity scene by Taddeo Gabbi of Florence, circa 1325, tempera and gold leaf on wood. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC 212807. Against a grey art background. <br />
Taddeo Gabbi, one of Giotto's most brilliant disciples, painted this Nativity when he was still part of Giotto's workshop. The painting has many of Giotto's hallmarks such as  spatial illusionism or the reality of figures that can be seen in the nativity of the Peruzzi Chapel.<br />
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SPANISH<br />
<br />
Taddeo Gabbi, uno de los discipulos mas brillantes de Giotto, debio pintar esta Natividad cuando aun formaba parte del taller del maestro. En ella se ven las conquistas de la "revolucion giottesca", como el illusioismo espacial o el realismo de las figuras. Maria arropa a Jesus dentro del establo, mientras los sobrevuela un grupo de angeles. La posicion de uno de ellos y la presencia de una oveja indican que la composicion se completaba a la izquierda con el Anuncio a los pastores. En primer termino aparecen un pensativo Jose y las dos parteras que susurran, un recurso ya utilizado pr Giotto en los frescos de la Capilla Peruzzi.
  • Gothic altarpiece ofthe Nativity from the workshop of Taller de Pere Garcia de Benavarri, circa 1475, tempera and gold leaf on for wood, from the church of Nostra Senyora de Baldos de Montanyana, Osca.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC   114750-1. Against a black background.
  • Gothic altarpiece ofthe Nativity from the workshop of Taller de Pere Garcia de Benavarri, circa 1475, tempera and gold leaf on for wood, from the church of Nostra Senyora de Baldos de Montanyana, Osca.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC   114750-1.
  • Gothic altarpiece ofthe Nativity from the workshop of Taller de Pere Garcia de Benavarri, circa 1475, tempera and gold leaf on for wood, from the church of Nostra Senyora de Baldos de Montanyana, Osca.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC   114750-1. Against a art background.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Nativity by Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm.Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017342-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Nativity by Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm.Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017342-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Nativity by Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm.Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017342-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Nativity by Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm.Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017342-000
  • Medieval Gothic ivory diptych depicting the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the crucifixion  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century.  inv 103, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Gothic altarpiece ofthe Nativity from the workshop of Taller de Pere Garcia de Benavarri, circa 1475, tempera and gold leaf on for wood, from the church of Nostra Senyora de Baldos de Montanyana, Osca.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC   114750-1. Against a white background.
  • Gothic altarpiece ofthe Nativity from the workshop of Taller de Pere Garcia de Benavarri, circa 1475, tempera and gold leaf on for wood, from the church of Nostra Senyora de Baldos de Montanyana, Osca.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC   114750-1. Against a grey art background.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory diptych depicting the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the crucifixion  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century.  inv 103, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Nativity by Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm.Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017342-000
  • Bas-relief sculpture panel scene of the Nativity by Maitani around 1310 on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, Umbria, Italy
  • Medieval Gothic ivory diptych depicting the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the crucifixion  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century.  inv 103, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Nativity by Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm.Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017342-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Nativity by Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm.Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017342-000
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Nativity by Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm.Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017342-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Nativity by Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm.Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017342-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Nativity by Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm.Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017342-000
  • Medieval Gothic ivory diptych depicting the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the crucifixion  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century.  inv 103, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory diptych depicting the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the crucifixion  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century.  inv 103, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory diptych depicting the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the crucifixion  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century.  inv 103, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Nativity by Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm.Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017342-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Nativity by Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm.Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017342-000
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Nativity by Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm.Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017342-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Nativity by Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm.Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017342-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Nativity by Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm.Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017342-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Nativity by Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm.Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017342-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Nativity by Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm.Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017342-000
  • Romanesque Altar Front of Cardet<br />
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Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
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This Romanesque painted altar front is dedicated to the Nativity. At is centre is a painting of The Madonna and Child surrounded by a mandorla. Top left shows the Annunciation with the Virgin Mary, top left depicts the nativity scene, bottom left shows the Three Kings and bottom left shows The Flight to Egypt.
  • Scenes from the life of Christ - The Nativity - the work of the sculptor Nicholaus, on the main portal  of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
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Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
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National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
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The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting a scene from the Nativity with St. Joseph, Mary and the baby Christ, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting the Magi or Three Kings from the Nativity, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • West Facade, right Royal Portal - General View of Tympanum c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Tympanum - Virgin and Child enthroned, flanked by angels..Upper Lintel - the Presentation at the Temple.Lower Lintel - Nativity Scenes (The Annunciation to the Virgin, the Visitation, the Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds).Inner archivolt - angels..Outer archivolts - Liberal Arts and their associated scribes. (See discussion in Katzenellenbogen, pp. 15-21 and in Kidson, pp. 20-1). On the bottom left are the Zodiac signs of Pisces and Gemini . A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
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Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
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National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
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<br />
The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting a scene from the Nativity with St. Joseph, Mary and the baby Christ, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
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National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
<br />
<br />
The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
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National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
<br />
<br />
The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
<br />
<br />
The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
<br />
<br />
The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
<br />
<br />
The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
<br />
<br />
The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • West Facade, right Royal Portal - General View of Tympanum c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Tympanum - Virgin and Child enthroned, flanked by angels..Upper Lintel - the Presentation at the Temple.Lower Lintel - Nativity Scenes (The Annunciation to the Virgin, the Visitation, the Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds).Inner archivolt - angels..Outer archivolts - Liberal Arts and their associated scribes. (See discussion in Katzenellenbogen, pp. 15-21 and in Kidson, pp. 20-1). On the bottom left are the Zodiac signs of Pisces and Gemini . A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • West Facade, right Royal Portal - General View of Tympanum c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Tympanum - Virgin and Child enthroned, flanked by angels..Upper Lintel - the Presentation at the Temple.Lower Lintel - Nativity Scenes (The Annunciation to the Virgin, the Visitation, the Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds).Inner archivolt - angels..Outer archivolts - Liberal Arts and their associated scribes. (See discussion in Katzenellenbogen, pp. 15-21 and in Kidson, pp. 20-1). On the bottom left are the Zodiac signs of Pisces and Gemini . A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • West Facade, right Royal Portal - General View of Tympanum c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Tympanum - Virgin and Child enthroned, flanked by angels..Upper Lintel - the Presentation at the Temple.Lower Lintel - Nativity Scenes (The Annunciation to the Virgin, the Visitation, the Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds).Inner archivolt - angels..Outer archivolts - Liberal Arts and their associated scribes. (See discussion in Katzenellenbogen, pp. 15-21 and in Kidson, pp. 20-1). On the bottom left are the Zodiac signs of Pisces and Gemini . A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • Medieval Gothic ivory tabernacle depicting the Virgin and Child with scenes from the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the presentation at the Temple  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century and is a typical example of tabernacles made in Paris at that period.  inv 2587, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Scenes from the life of Christ - From Left, The Nativity, The shepherds, The coming of the Kings,  - the work of the sculptor Nicholaus, on the main portal  of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Medieval Gothic ivory tabernacle depicting the Virgin and Child with scenes from the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the presentation at the Temple  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century and is a typical example of tabernacles made in Paris at that period.  inv 2587, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory tabernacle depicting the Virgin and Child with scenes from the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the presentation at the Temple  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century and is a typical example of tabernacles made in Paris at that period.  inv 2587, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory tabernacle depicting the Virgin and Child with scenes from the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the presentation at the Temple  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century and is a typical example of tabernacles made in Paris at that period.  inv 2587, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory tabernacle depicting the Virgin and Child with scenes from the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the presentation at the Temple  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century and is a typical example of tabernacles made in Paris at that period.  inv 2587, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting a scene from the Nativity with St. Joseph, Mary and the baby Christ, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting a scene from the Nativity with St. Joseph, Mary and the baby Christ, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting the Magi or Three Kings from the Nativity, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
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Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
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National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
<br />
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The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
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Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
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National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
<br />
<br />
The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
<br />
<br />
The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory tabernacle depicting the Virgin and Child with scenes from the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the presentation at the Temple  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century and is a typical example of tabernacles made in Paris at that period.  inv 2587, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory tabernacle depicting the Virgin and Child with scenes from the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the presentation at the Temple  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century and is a typical example of tabernacles made in Paris at that period.  inv 2587, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory tabernacle depicting the Virgin and Child with scenes from the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the presentation at the Temple  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century and is a typical example of tabernacles made in Paris at that period.  inv 2587, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory tabernacle depicting the Virgin and Child with scenes from the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the presentation at the Temple  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century and is a typical example of tabernacles made in Paris at that period.  inv 2587, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Gothic ivory tabernacle depicting the Virgin and Child with scenes from the Annunciation, Nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the presentation at the Temple  made in Paris in second quarter of the 14th century and is a typical example of tabernacles made in Paris at that period.  inv 2587, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting a scene from the Nativity with St. Joseph, Mary and the baby Christ, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting a scene from the Nativity with St. Joseph, Mary and the baby Christ, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting the Magi or Three Kings from the Nativity, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
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Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
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National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
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The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life of the Virgin Mary.   The bottom centre oval panel shows Anna and Joachim meet at the Golden Gate,  left Annunciation to Joachim , right Annunciation to Anna , above the nativity. Top centre oval shows the annunciation of the Virgin, left the marriage of Joseph and Mary, right the visitation below the virgin Matuy at school. Left side panels - bottom Anna and Joachim awaiting the birth of Mary above Her parents presenting the Virgin Mary to a schoolmaster . Right side panel, bottom - the first bath of Mary above Mary betrothal to Joseph after the test of the rods. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Gothic stained glass window showing  scenes from the life of Jesus Christ (from Bottom Up) The nativity, The journey of the 3 Kings, the flight to Egypt and the dormition of the Virgin. From the Chapel of The Virgin,  Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wooden Church of The Nativity of The Holy Mother ( Nasterea Maicii Domnului ) , Harnicesti, Maramures, Northern Transylvania, Romania.
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) feeding , Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) feeding , Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia

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