• The oval fountain, with the statue of Sybil La Albunesca and her son by Gillis van den Vliete, 1568. Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, with the statue of Sybil La Albunesca and her son by Gillis van den Vliete, 1568. Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, with the statue of Sybil La Albunesca and her son by Gillis van den Vliete, 1568. Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the life of St Anthony of the Desert.  Bottom central diamond panel -Placidus and a companion hunting deer , Top left oval - Placidus hears the words of Christ coming from the mouth of a stag, top right oval - Placidus is baptised and given the name 'Eustace'. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to St Sylvester.  Bottom left - The young Sylvester presented by his mother to the priest Cyrinus, bottom right - Sylvester welcoming St Timothy to his house. Bottom side panels right - above right - Execution of St Timothy , side panel left - Death of the prefect Tarquin, who chokes on a fish bone. Two centre panels, left- Funeral of St Timothy, right - Sylvester refusing the prefect's orders to worship an idol. Top central oval panel - Sylvester released from prison by Pope Melchiades. Above left - People beg Sylvester (holding book) to become a deacon, above right - Sylvester is ordained by Melchiades as deacon. Top side panel , right - After the death of Melchiades Sylvester installed as Pope, left - Emperor Constantine falls ill (note doctor with urine flask). Top two panels - left -  Constantine orders sacrifices to an idol, right - Pope Sylvester and his followers flee persecution. Top central oval panel - Soldiers about to prepare a bath with the blood of 3000 children. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 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 Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to St Martin of Tour.    A UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the top central oval panel St Martin is ordained Bishop of Tour, box below left Martin is attacked by brigands. Bottom central oval panel shows Martin being baptised.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to St Martin of Tour.    A UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the top central oval panel St Martin is ordained Bishop of Tour, box below left Martin is attacked by brigands. Bottom central oval panel shows Martin being baptised.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Royal Hero with hunting dogs,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.     Against a white background.<br />
<br />
A diademed youth stands with his horse and hunting dogs. At the left an oval shield (foreign) hangs from a leafless tree, against which leans a long thin club. The Royal hero in this and the relief to the left is probably a local founder such as Assyrian King Ninos, claimed as founder of their city by the Aphrodisians.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Royal Hero with hunting dogs,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
<br />
A diademed youth stands with his horse and hunting dogs. At the left an oval shield (foreign) hangs from a leafless tree, against which leans a long thin club. The Royal hero in this and the relief to the left is probably a local founder such as Assyrian King Ninos, claimed as founder of their city by the Aphrodisians.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Royal Hero with hunting dogs,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
A diademed youth stands with his horse and hunting dogs. At the left an oval shield (foreign) hangs from a leafless tree, against which leans a long thin club. The Royal hero in this and the relief to the left is probably a local founder such as Assyrian King Ninos, claimed as founder of their city by the Aphrodisians.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Royal Hero with hunting dogs,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
<br />
A diademed youth stands with his horse and hunting dogs. At the left an oval shield (foreign) hangs from a leafless tree, against which leans a long thin club. The Royal hero in this and the relief to the left is probably a local founder such as Assyrian King Ninos, claimed as founder of their city by the Aphrodisians.
  • 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 />
<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 />
<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 />
<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 />
<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.
  • 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, below The high priest refuses the offerings of Joachim, left Annunciation to Joachim , right Annunciation to Anna .  . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to St Sylvester.  Bottom left - The young Sylvester presented by his mother to the priest Cyrinus, bottom right - Sylvester welcoming St Timothy to his house. Side panel right - above right - Execution of St Timothy , side panel left - Death of the prefect Tarquin, who chokes on a fish bone. Two centre panels, left- Funeral of St Timothy, right - Sylvester refusing the prefect's orders to worship an idol. Top central oval panel - Sylvester released from prison by Pope Melchiades. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Good Samaritan .  Bottom central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. Central oval panel - The Samaritan leading the Pilgrim to an inn, left of this - A Samaritan binds the injured man's wounds, right of centre - An innkeeper welcoming the Samaritan. Top central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Good Samaritan .  Bottom central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib . Small central oval panel - Tempted by the serpent, Eve tastes the forbidden fruit , left side panel - Adam and Eve conversing beneath the tree of knowledge, right side panel -  God finds Adam and Eve hiding their nakedness. Top centre panel - God instructing Adam and Eve how to live in the wilderness, below - An angel casts Adam and Eve out of Paradise , left - Labouring in the wilderness; Adam digs and Eve spins, right -  Cain murdering his brother Abel with a sickle, above -  Christ in Majesty, seated on the rainbow. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Good Samaritan .  Bottom central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. Central oval panel - The Samaritan leading the Pilgrim to an inn, left of this - A Samaritan binds the injured man's wounds, right of centre - An innkeeper welcoming the Samaritan. Top central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Good Samaritan .  Bottom central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. Central oval panel - The Samaritan leading the Pilgrim to an inn, left of this - A Samaritan binds the injured man's wounds, right of centre - An innkeeper welcoming the Samaritan. Top central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Good Samaritan .  Bottom central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. Central oval panel - The Samaritan leading the Pilgrim to an inn, left of this - A Samaritan binds the injured man's wounds, right of centre - An innkeeper welcoming the Samaritan. Top central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the lGood Samaritan . Central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib . bottom central oval panel - The Samaritan leading the Pilgrim to an inn, left of this - A Samaritan binds the injured man's wounds, right of centre - An innkeeper welcoming the Samaritan.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life of the Virgin Mary.  Bottom Left pruning of the vines, right Count Thibault VI. The top centre oval panel shows Anna and Joachim meet at the Golden Gate, below The high priest refuses the offerings of Joachim, left Annunciation to Joachim , right Annunciation to Anna . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to St Martin of Tour.    A UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the  central oval panel St Martin is being baptised.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to St Martin of Tour.    A UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the top central oval panel St Martin is ordained Bishop of Tour, box below left Martin is attacked by brigands.
  • waterfall of The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • waterfall of The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • waterfall of The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • waterfall of The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • waterfall of The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • waterfall of The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • waterfall of The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • waterfall of The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • waterfall of The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • RomanSebasteion relief  sculpture of Royal Hero with hunting dogs,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
<br />
A diademed youth stands with his horse and hunting dogs. At the left an oval shield (foreign) hangs from a leafless tree, against which leans a long thin club. The Royal hero in this and the relief to the left is probably a local founder such as Assyrian King Ninos, claimed as founder of their city by the Aphrodisians.
  • 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.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to St Sylvester.  Bottom left - The young Sylvester presented by his mother to the priest Cyrinus, bottom right - Sylvester welcoming St Timothy to his house. Side panel right - above right - Execution of St Timothy , side panel left - Death of the prefect Tarquin, who chokes on a fish bone. Two centre panels, left- Funeral of St Timothy, right - Sylvester refusing the prefect's orders to worship an idol. Top central oval panel - Sylvester released from prison by Pope Melchiades. Above left - People beg Sylvester (holding book) to become a deacon, above right - Sylvester is ordained by Melchiades as deacon. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to St Martin of Tour.    A UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the  central oval panel St Martin is ordained Bishop of Tour.
  • waterfall of The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • waterfall of The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • waterfall of The oval fountain, 1567, Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy - Unesco World Heritage Site.

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