• Urban textures - peeling paint on wood
  • Urban textures - peeling paint on wood
  • Urban textures - peeling paint on wood
  • Urban textures - peeling paint on wood
  • Urban textures - peeling paint on wood
  • Urban textures - peeling paint on wood
  • Urban textures - peeling paint on wood
  • rusted metal and old paint textures
  • rusted metal and old paint textures
  • rusted metal and old paint textures
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boats
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boat. Dunwich, Suffolk, England
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boat. Dunwich, Suffolk, England
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boats
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boats
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boats
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boats
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boat. Dunwich, Suffolk, England
  • Close up of paint and wood  textures on old wooden fishing boat. Dunwich, Suffolk, England
  • Peeling paint on a black door - textures
  • Peeling paint on a old door - textures. Venice Italy
  • Peeling paint on a old door - textures. Venice Italy
  • Peeling paint on a old door - textures. Venice Italy
  • Turquoise painted door
  • Turquoise painted door
  • Colouful sculpture of female african coloured with paints
  • "Burano No: 12 ". A selective colour photo art print by photographer Paul E Williams
  • "Burano No: 11 ". A selective colour photo art print by photographer Paul E Williams
  • "Burano No: 8 ". A selective colour photo art print by photographer Paul E Williams
  • "Burano No: 7 ". A selective colour photo art print by photographer Paul E Williams
  • "Burano No: 4 ". A selective colour photo art print by photographer Paul E Williams
  • "Burano No: 2 ". A selective colour photo art print by photographer Paul E Williams
  • "Burano No: 3 ". A selective colour photo art print by photographer Paul E Williams
  • "Pink Bike, Green Wall" - Burano - Venice - Italy
  • "Two Chairs" - Colourful Houses of Burano - Venice - Italy
  • "Black Bike" - Colourful Houses of Burano - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • "Blue & White Striped Shirt"  - Colourful Houses of Burano - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • "People Walking"  - Colourful Houses of Burano - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • "Campinale" - Colourful Houses of Burano - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • "Man In Window" - Colourful Houses of Burano - Venice - Italy
  • "Women Walking" - Colourful Houses of Burano - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • "Women Sweeping"  - Colourful Houses of Burano - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • "Two People Talking" - Colourful Houses of Burano - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • "Seagull" - Colourful Houses of Burano - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • " Man Wearing White Trainers" - Colourful Houses of Burano - Venice - Italy
  • "Women Bowing" -  Colourful Houses of Burano - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Busola Buranello biscuits Burano
  • Old House in Burano, Venice
  • Gondolas on the Grand Canal - Venice - Italy
  • Gondolas on the Grand Canal - Venice - Italy
  • Gondolas on the Grand Canal - Venice - Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Cacabepi -  Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Cacabepi -  Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Gondolas on the Grand Canal - Venice - Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Streets and canals of Burano island - Venice - Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Colorful houses, Fondementi Pontinella Destro, Burano Venice Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Colorful houses, Fondementi Pontinella Destro, Burano Venice Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Colorful houses, Fondementi Pontinella Destro, Burano Venice Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Colorful houses, Fondementi Pontinella Destro, Burano Venice Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Colorful houses, Fondementi Pontinella Destro, Burano Venice Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Colorful houses, Fondementi Pontinella Destro, Burano Venice Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Colorful houses, Fondementi Pontinella Destro, Burano Venice Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Colorful houses, Fondementi Pontinella Destro, Burano Venice Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Colorful houses, Fondementi Pontinella Destro, Burano Venice Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Colorful houses, Fondementi Pontinella Destro, Burano Venice Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Colorful houses, Fondementi Pontinella Destro, Burano Venice Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Colorful houses, Fondementi Pontinella Destro, Burano Venice Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Colorful houses, Fondementi Pontinella Destro, Burano Venice Italy The traditional colourful houses of Burano Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
  • Colouful spainted leaf
  • Orange Pain Peeling textured background
  • Orange Pain Peeling textured background
  • 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.
  • 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. 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 />
<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 />
<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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
<br />
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. 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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
<br />
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 />
<br />
Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
<br />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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 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 />
<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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
<br />
Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: MNAC 3903.<br />
<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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
Thirteenth century paint and metal relief on wood from a church of Santa Maria of Cardet, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain<br />
<br />
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.
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of Pharaoh Amenhotep I. 11152-1145BC, Thebes. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of a soldier vand a horse. Paestrum, Andriuolo. 3rd Century BC
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of the deceased holding a pomegranate. Paestrum, Andriuolo. 3rd Century BC
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of a man hunting deer . Paestrum, Andriuolo. Tomb n. 18.  ( 370-360 BC )
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of 2 warriors fighting, Paestrum, Andriuolo. 3rd Century  BC
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of the defied Pharaoh Amenhotep I . 11152-1145BC, Thebes, Grab Nr 359. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of the defied Pharaoh Amenhotep I . 11152-1145BC, Thebes, Grab Nr 359. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of the defied Pharaoh Amenhotep I . 11152-1145BC, Thebes, Grab Nr 359. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of Pharaoh Amenhotep I. 11152-1145BC, Thebes. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of Pharaoh Amenhotep I. 11152-1145BC, Thebes. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Painted colour verion of 2nd century AD Roman marble sculpture of Aphrodite 2nd - 1st century BC Roman marble sculpture of Aphrodite (Venus), ‘Marine Venus' Type with a dolphin, copied from a Hellanistic Greek original,  inv 6296, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy, white background
  • Painted colour verion of 2nd century AD Roman marble sculpture of Aphrodite (Venus), ‘Dresden Capitoline Type, copied from a Hellanistic Greek original,  inv 6238, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy, black background
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of the defied Pharaoh Amenhotep I . 11152-1145BC, Thebes, Grab Nr 359. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of the defied Pharaoh Amenhotep I . 11152-1145BC, Thebes, Grab Nr 359. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of the defied Pharaoh Amenhotep I . 11152-1145BC, Thebes, Grab Nr 359. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of Pharaoh Amenhotep I. 11152-1145BC, Thebes. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Reconstruction of  the inside of the Greek Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore] from the Greek city of Poseidonia which became Roman Paestum. .   The rear panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables on which goblets have been placed.  The abondon experienced at the Synposium was one way in which the dead could access the next world .  The fresco on the lid of the tomb and shows a  diving from a column into water. The column represents the border of thye known world and therefore the limit of man's knowledge.  The dive represents the passage form this world to the next. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Reconstruction of  the inside of the Greek Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore]. The rear panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables.  The men on the couches are playing the song of Eros the liar and the flute to distract the deceased from worldly thoughts so he can enter the next world. The fresco on the lid of the tomb and shows a  diving from a column into water. The column represents the border of thye known world and therefore the limit of man's knowledge.  The dive represents the passage form this world to the next. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Greek Fresco on the inside of Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore] from the Greek city of Poseidonia which became Roman Paestum. This panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables.  The men on the couches are playing the song of Eros the liar and the flute to distract the deceased from worldly thoughts so he can enter the next world. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of the deceased collecting pomegranates. Paestrum, Andriuolo. 3rd Century BC
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of two men dualing . Paestrum, Andriuolo. 3rd Century BC
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of a soldier on a horse. Paestrum, Andriuolo. Tomb 58 ( 330-320 BC )
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of a man hunting deer with a wreath of pomegranates in the top panel. Paestrum, Andriuolo. Tomb n. 1 Plundered Furnishings.  (375-350 BC)
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of the deceased on a mythical horse being offered food for the journey to the next world . Paestrum, Andriuolo. Tomb 84.  (350-340 )
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of a garland of pomegranates . Paestrum, Andriuolo. 3rd Century BC
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of men dualing . Paestrum, Andriuolo. 3rd Century BC
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of a chariot race . Paestrum, Andriuolo. Tomb n. 48.  ( 340-330 BC )
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting . Paestrum, Andriuolo. Tomb 24.  (370-360 BC )
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of a man hunting a deer . Paestrum, Andriuolo. Tomb n. 18.  ( 370-360 BC )
  • Greek Fresco on the inside of Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore]. This panel is from the lid of the tomb and shows a  diving from a column into water. The column represents the border of thye known world and therefore the limit of man's knowledge.  The dive represents the passage form this world to the next. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety.  Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Greek Fresco on the inside of Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore]. This panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables on which goblets have been placed.  The abondon experienced at the Synposium was one way in which the dead could access the next world . The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Greek Fresco on the inside of Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore]. The dead man is depicted listenening to the flute of Eros which causes him to be distracted from the real world so being able to enter the next The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety .Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Greek Fresco on the inside of Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore]. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. This panel from the short side of the tomb shows a man with a wreathed wine crater . Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Greek Fresco on the inside of Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore]. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. This panel from the short side of the tomb shows a man with a wreathed wine crater . Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of a man racing a chariot past the winning post. Paestrum, Andriuolo. 3rd Century BC
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of 2 warriors fighting, Paestrum, Andriuolo. 3rd Century  BC
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of a warrior on a horse. Paestrum, Andriuolo. 3rd Century  BC
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of a man on a chariot. Paestrum, Andriuolo. Tomb n. 53 ( 350-330 BC )
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of a dead women laid out on a bed . Paestrum, Andriuolo. Tomb n. 53 350-330 BC
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of two soldiers in armour fighting. Paestrum, Andriuolo. Tomb 86 (330-320 BC )
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of a two men boxing whilst listening to the pipes of Eros. Pastrum 3rd Century BC
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of a two men fighting. Pastrum 3rd Century BC
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of a liion. Pastrum 3rd Century BC
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of a man hunting. Paestrum, Andriuolo. Tomb n. 18.  (370-360 BC)
  • Lucanian fresco tomb painting of a cockerell. Pastrum 3rd Century BC
  • Hand painted chicken eggs with traditional Easter bunny design
  • Hand painted chicken eggs with traditional Easter chicks design
  • Hand painted chicken eggs with traditional Easter chicks design
  • Hand painted chicken eggs with traditional Easter chicks design
  • Painted traditional easter egg decorated  with a chicken illustration being eaten for breakfast
  • Hand painted chicken eggs with traditional Easter bunny design
  • Hand painted chicken eggs with traditional Easter chicks design
  • Hand painted chicken eggs with traditional Easter chicks design
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of the defied Pharaoh Amenhotep I . 11152-1145BC, Thebes, Grab Nr 359. Neues Reiche Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of Pharaoh Amenhotep I. 11152-1145BC, Thebes. Neues Reiche Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Recontructed fresco of an original found at Catalhoyuk. The men are hunting a deer and pulling on its tounge to disable it. The hunters are believed by scholors to be wearing leopard skin costumes, Painted by Mutlu Gundiler. Reconstructed houses, Catalyhoyuk Archaeological Site, Çumra, Konya, Turkey
  • Recontructed fresco of an original found at Catalhoyuk. The men are hunting a deer and pulling on its tounge to disable it. The hunters are believed by scholors to be wearing leopard skin costumes, Painted by Mutlu Gundiler. Reconstructed houses, Catalyhoyuk Archaeological Site, Çumra, Konya, Turkey
  • Painted colour verion of a Child and Goose - a 1st or 2nd century Roman sculpture from Villa des Quintilii on the Appia Way south of Rome, Italy. Three other similar versions of this Roman sculpture can be found in the Vatican, music and Geneva. The sculpture is attributed to Boethos who was a 2nd century sculptor.  The Braschi Collection, Inv No. MR168 (Usual No Ma 40), Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted colour verion of a Statue of  Atalanta a 2nd century Roman sculpture restored in the 17th century. Atalanta  is a character in Greek mythology, a virgin huntress, unwilling to marry, and loved by the hero Meleager.. The Mazarin Collection  Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted colour verion of Artemis and a deer, known as "Diana of Versailles”, a 1st - 2nd century Roman statue in marble probably from Italy.  Artemis, Diana to the Romans, is goddess of the hunt, is accompanied by a deer.  The Diana of Versailles, similar to other Roman replicas was found in Libya or Turkey and was copied from a lost Greek bronze original attributed to Leochares, c. 325 BC .  First the statue was at Fontainbleau then the Louvre ancient hall and finally it went to Versailles. From the collection of Louis XIV, Pope Paul IV and Henry II (1556) . Inv MR 152 ( or Ma 589), Louvre Museum Paris
  • Painted colour verion of Roman marble sculpture bust of Lucius Verus with the body of Diomedes, Cuma Munich Type, 160-170 AD, inv 6095,  Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Painted colour verion of 2nd century AD Roman marble sculpture of Aphrodite (Venus), ‘Dresden Capitoline Type, copied from a Hellanistic Greek original,  inv 6238, Museum of Archaeology, Italy, black background
  • Painted colour verion of Roman marble sculpture of a warrior on horseback, a 2nd century AD copy from an original 2nd century BC Hellanistic Greek original, inv 6405, Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Painted colour verion of Roman marble sculpture of an Amazon on horseback, a 2nd century AD copy from an original 2nd century BC Hellanistic Greek original, inv 6407, Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Painted colour verion of Roman marble sculpture bust of Emperor  Claudius 41-54 AD, inv 6068, Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Painted colour verion of end of 2nd century beginning of 3rd century AD Roman marble sculpture of Hercules at rest copied from the second half of the 4th century BC Hellanistic Greek original,  inv 6001, Farnese Collection, Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Painted colour verion of 2nd century AD Roman marble sculpture of Harmodius  from the Tyrannicide group,  a Roman copy of an early classical period Geek original, inv 6009, Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Painted colour verion of 2nd century AD Roman marble sculpture of Pan teaching Daphnis to play the pipes, a Roman copy late 2nd century BC Hellenistic Geek original attributed to Rodes sculptor Heliodoros. Pan's and Daphnis' heads and Daphnis' right arm are restorations.  The Farnese collection, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Painted colour verion of 2nd century AD Roman sculpture of Pothos, a copy of a 4th century BC Greek original attributed to Skopas of Paros, inv no 6253, The Farnese collection, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Painted colour verion of 2nd century AD Roman sculpture of Pothos, a copy of a 4th century BC Greek original attributed to Skopas of Paros, inv no 6253, The Farnese collection, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Painted colour verion of 2nd century AD Roman sculpture of Pothos, a copy of a 4th century BC Greek original attributed to Skopas of Paros, inv no 6253, The Farnese collection, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom B  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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The bedroom (cubiculum). an intimate space with a bed (kline), divided into antechamber and bed alcove, has a rich decoration whose dominant color is the expensive cinnabar red. Architectural elements rendered in perspective complete with shadows are the setting for representations of pictures hung on the walls, which give the impression of an art gallery. Painted aedicula frame on the left wall the toilette of Aphrodite, on the right Dionysos with the nymphs of Mt. Nysa, to whom Zeus had entrusted the care of his baby son. Other small pictures, shown with illusionistic wooden protective shutters, present scenes of interiors and pairs of lovers. Fantastic ornamental figures and Egyptian gods, like Isis and Juppiter Ammon, cover the walls. The barrel vault in pure white stucco is decorated with reliefs showing scenes of initiation into the mysteries and idylic landscapes with sacred elements.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Viridarium L  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a grey background.<br />
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Rooms B and D, clearly bedrooms (cubicula), were symmetrically arranged and projected farther forward than the large room C (the triclinium). They opened onto a rectangular unroofed space that must have been a garden (viridarium). This was a genuine hortus conclusus (enclosed garden). The walls that surrounded the real garden were decorated with a painted garden, like an extension of the real one. The south wall was decorated with the three panels shown here: within dense vegetation there are huts made of reeds, jetting fountains, and a marble seat. The most complete example of this kind of room is the one from the Villa of Livia (on display on this floor of the museum), the prototype for the fashion that spread throughout the Roman world of painting gardens on interior walls and around real garden spaces.
  • Painted Domestic Pine in the Roman fresco of a garden from Villa Livia (Early first century AD), Rome, Livia was the wife of Roman emperor Augustus.  Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
Trees and shrubs had symbolic importance to the Romans as can be see by the plants used in the trompe-l’œil frescoes from the Villa Livia, Rome, which contains plants linked to the deities particularily venerated by Augustus and Livia. <br />
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Domestic pine: present in the mystery rites of Cybele, Attis and Dionysus. Laurel: sacred to Apollo, symbol of triumph, it recalls the famous prodigy associated with Livia Drusilla.
  • Painted Domestic Pine in the Roman fresco of a garden from Villa Livia (Early first century AD), Rome, Livia was the wife of Roman emperor Augustus.  Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
Trees and shrubs had symbolic importance to the Romans as can be see by the plants used in the trompe-l’œil frescoes from the Villa Livia, Rome, which contains plants linked to the deities particularily venerated by Augustus and Livia. <br />
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Domestic pine: present in the mystery rites of Cybele, Attis and Dionysus. Laurel: sacred to Apollo, symbol of triumph, it recalls the famous prodigy associated with Livia Drusilla.
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Exterior of the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Exterior of the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Underground Etruscan tomb  A single chamber with double sloping ceiling decorated with a painted chequered design, Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Underground Etruscan tomb Known as "Tomba Claudio Bettini no 5513" A single chamber with double sloping ceiling. In the tympanium on the back wall is a painted two lions, a two men lying on beds (Klinai) are  banquetting with two women bellow. On the dide walls are dancers and musicians. 5th century BC. Excavated 1967 , Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Underground Etruscan tomb Known as "Tomba delle Leonesse". A single chamber with double sloping ceiling decorated with a painted chequered design. Six painted columns divide the walls to give the tomb the appearance of a pavillion. In the typanium of the back wall are two lionesses below which is a large Krater used to mix water and wine, flanked by two musicians and a female dancer.  Circa 520 BC. Excavated 1874, Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Underground Etruscan tomb Known as "Tomb of the Leopard A single chamber with double sloping ceiling decorated with a painted chequered design. In the tympanuim are painted two leopards below which is a banquet sceneOn the back wall is painted a banquet scene in honour of the dead. Circa 470 BC. Excavated 1857, Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Underground Etruscan tomb Known as "Tomba Claudio Bettini no 5513" A single chamber with double sloping ceiling. In the tympanium on the back wall is a painted two lions, a two men lying on beds (Klinai) are  banquetting with two women bellow. On the dide walls are dancers and musicians. 5th century BC. Excavated 1967 , Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Underground Etruscan tomb no 5636 made about 1second half of the 3rd century BC. This tomb has a flat roof and stone benches on each side. On the pillar is painted a threatening Caronte grasping a hammer. Excavated 1969 , Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • A satyr caressing a maiden a Roman erotic fresco painting from Pompeii 1st cent AD , from the Casa di L Cecilio Giocondo, inv no 110590 , Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • A satyr caressing a maiden a Roman erotic fresco painting from Pompeii 1st cent AD , from the Casa di L Cecilio Giocondo, inv no 110590 , Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Polyphemus caressing Galatea, a Roman erotic fresco painting from Pompeii, 50-79 AD , from the Casa dei Capitelli colorati, inv no 27687 , Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • A Roman erotic fresco painting from Pompeii form a private house venereum, a room for sexual activities, 50-79 AD , , inv no 27696 , Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • Renaissance ceiling paintings by Benevento Tisi also known as il Garofalo, of the Ferrara Renaissance school of art, depicting an upward perspective scene, The Treasure Hall, Palazzo Costabili, National Archaeological Museum, Ferrara, Italy
  • Renaissance ceiling paintings by Benevento Tisi also known as il Garofalo, of the Ferrara Renaissance school of art, depicting an upward perspective scene, The Treasure Hall, Palazzo Costabili, National Archaeological Museum, Ferrara, Italy
  • Renaissance ceiling paintings by Benevento Tisi also known as il Garofalo, of the Ferrara Renaissance school of art, depicting an upward perspective scene, The Treasure Hall, Palazzo Costabili, National Archaeological Museum, Ferrara, Italy
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting  from the Mycenae , Greece. 14th - 13th Century BC. Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Romanesque frescoes of the St. Paul from the church of Sant Roma de les Bons, painted around 1164, Encamp, Andorra. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15783
  • Romanesque frescoes of Apse of St. Steven of Andorra (Sant Esteve) from the church of Sant Esteve d’Andorra, painted around 1200-1210,  Andorra la Vella. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 35711
  • Romanesque frescoes depicting Christ Pantocrator and the Apostles from the Church of Sant Miguel d’Engolasters, Les Escaldes, Andorra.. Painted around 1160. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15972
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing The Virgin Mary flanked by two angels.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Romanesque painted Beam depicting The Passion and the Stations of the Cross<br />
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Around 1192-1220, Tempera on wood from Catalonia, Spain.<br />
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Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1907. MNAC 15833.<br />
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It is not known what was the original location of the beam, but it might have been part of the structure of a canopy. In any case, it was reused in a ceiling, as evidenced by the cuts that are at the top. It is decorated with seven scenes from the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, this scene shows Christ being removed from the Cross. The narrative character in the images and the predominance of yellow is typical of Catalan painting of the 1200’s,  specifically with illustrations of Liber Feudorum Maior, a late twelfth-century illuminated cartulary book style of the Crown of Aragon
  • Romanesque painted Beam depicting The Passion and the Stations of the Cross<br />
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Around 1192-1220, Tempera on wood from Catalonia, Spain.<br />
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Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1907. MNAC 15833.<br />
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It is not known what was the original location of the beam, but it might have been part of the structure of a canopy. In any case, it was reused in a ceiling, as evidenced by the cuts that are at the top. It is decorated with seven scenes from the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, this scene shows Christ being removed from the Cross. The narrative character in the images and the predominance of yellow is typical of Catalan painting of the 1200’s,  specifically with illustrations of Liber Feudorum Maior, a late twelfth-century illuminated cartulary book style of the Crown of Aragon
  • Altar of St. Maria de Taull<br />
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1200s repainted in 1579. Tempera on wood with carvings from the church of Santa Maria in Snowshoe, Vall de Boi, High Ribagorca, Spain.<br />
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Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1932. MNAC 3904<br />
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Thirteenth century Romanesque carved and painted altar front with Christ Pantocrator in a Mandorla flanked by the 12 Apostles.  Carved altar frontals were not rare in Romanesque. Generally the characters were sculpted separately and then added to the front surface. The high quality of carving indicates the presence of a sculptures hand. The sharpness of forms to make stereotypical costumes seem versed in the work of stone sculpture.
  • The Stoning of St. Stephen<br />
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Circa 1100s<br />
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Fresco Transfer to canvas<br />
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From the Church of Saint Joan Boi, Val de Boi, High Ribagorca, Pyranese, Spain.<br />
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Acquired in 1919-1923 by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona.<br />
MNAC 15953<br />
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The 12th century fresco of the Stoning of St. Stephen is one of the best scenes in the mural decoration Boi. The interest in narrative and dynamism are characteristic of a pictorial style of the Poitiers region of France, which is also linked with the rich Limousin painting of the late eleventh century. From the iconographic point of view, the scene is an early example of the interest of Romanesque art to the lives of saints. St Joan de Boi is a UNESCO World Hertiage Site.
  • The Stoning of St. Stephen<br />
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Circa 1100s<br />
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Fresco Transfer to canvas<br />
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From the Church of Saint Joan Boi, Val de Boi, High Ribagorca, Pyranese, Spain.<br />
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Acquired in 1919-1923 by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona.<br />
MNAC 15953<br />
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The 12th century fresco of the Stoning of St. Stephen is one of the best scenes in the mural decoration Boi. The interest in narrative and dynamism are characteristic of a pictorial style of the Poitiers region of France, which is also linked with the rich Limousin painting of the late eleventh century. From the iconographic point of view, the scene is an early example of the interest of Romanesque art to the lives of saints. St Joan de Boi is a UNESCO World Hertiage Site.
  • Romanesque painted Canopy of Tavèrnoles.<br />
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Second quarter of the thirteenth century  from the ancient monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles valleys Valira Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1906. Ref: 24060 MNAC.<br />
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Romanesque canopy-type panel with its cut supporting beams still visible. The panel is decorated with a painted image of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator in a mandorla which is supported by four angelic figures that evoke the theme of the Ascension. The canopy was discovered in the early twentieth century in the monastery of St. Sernin Tavernoles, half hidden by a Gothic altarpiece.
  • Romanesque painted Gia altar front<br />
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Second quarter of the thirteenth century from the church of Santa Maria Gia and Xia, High Ribagorca, Huesca, Spain<br />
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Acquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1932. Ref: 3902 MNAC.<br />
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Romanesque painted altar front from Santa Maria Gia, Spain, showing Scenes from the life of Saint Martin. The  exceptionally the bottom frame remains the signature of the author, a painter named John (Johannes). This work is typical of the Ribagorca style and incorporates early gothic compositional styles and narrative that subtly illuminates the faces. Also typical of the Ribagorca workshop are the  decorated plaster reliefs on the entire surface of the front, which is covered with the characteristic gold leaf.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
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Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
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Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
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La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
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Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
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Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
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The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
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Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
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Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
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The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • 15th century Gothic wooden painted angel roof, restored in 1963, of the Church of St Cuthbert, Wells, Somerset, England
  • Berber arabesque wood painted  panel.The Petite Court, Bahia Palace, Marrakesh, Morroco
  • Berber arabesque painted wood ceiling.The Petite Court, Bahia Palace, Marrakesh, Morroco
  • Romanesque painted altar front from Santa Maria Gia, Spain, showing the temptaion of Saint Martin.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 3902.

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