• Close up of an Emperor Moths wing showing its natural textures and patterns.
  • Close up of an Emperor Moths wing showing its natural textures and patterns.
  • Close up of an Emperor Moths wing showing its natural textures and patterns.
  • Emperor Moth with decorative wing pattern photo. Funky stock photos
  • Emperor Moth with decorative wing pattern photo. Funky stock photos
  • Emperor Moth with decorative wing pattern photo. Funky stock photos
  • Emperor Moth with decorative wing pattern photo. Funky stock photos
  • Emperor Moth with decorative wing pattern photo. Funky stock photos
  • Butterfly
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  • Butterfly
  • Butterfly
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  • Butterfly
  • Close up of the wing of a Brazilian Blue butterfly photo. Funky stock butterfly photos
  • Brazilian Blue butterfly photo. Funky stock butterfly photos
  • Glazed ceramic Ottoman Arabesque Iznik tiled window facade from Haseki Hürrem ( Roxelana or Alexandra Lisowska ) Sultan Medrese, a type of religious school built by Her Imperial Higness , Imperial Princess Consort of the Ottoman Empire, wife of Suleyman the Magnificent, in 1540. From the Pavillion of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Inv. 41/543.
  • Glazed ceramic Ottoman Arabesque Iznik tiled window facade from Haseki Hürrem ( Roxelana or Alexandra Lisowska ) Sultan Medrese, a type of religious school built by Her Imperial Higness , Imperial Princess Consort of the Ottoman Empire, wife of Suleyman the Magnificent, in 1540. From the Pavillion of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Inv. 41/543.
  • Glazed ceramic Ottoman Arabesque Iznik tiled window facade from Haseki Hürrem ( Roxelana or Alexandra Lisowska ) Sultan Medrese, a type of religious school built by Her Imperial Higness , Imperial Princess Consort of the Ottoman Empire, wife of Suleyman the Magnificent, in 1540. From the Pavillion of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Inv. 41/543.
  • Glazed ceramic Ottoman Arabesque Iznik tiled window facade from Haseki Hürrem ( Roxelana or Alexandra Lisowska ) Sultan Medrese, a type of religious school built by Her Imperial Higness , Imperial Princess Consort of the Ottoman Empire, wife of Suleyman the Magnificent, in 1540. From the Pavillion of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Inv. 41/544.
  • Glazed ceramic Ottoman Arabesque Iznik tiled window facade from Haseki Hürrem ( Roxelana or Alexandra Lisowska ) Sultan Medrese, a type of religious school built by Her Imperial Higness , Imperial Princess Consort of the Ottoman Empire, wife of Suleyman the Magnificent, in 1540. From the Pavillion of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Inv. 41/544.
  • Glazed ceramic Ottoman Arabesque Iznik tiled window facade from Haseki Hürrem ( Roxelana or Alexandra Lisowska ) Sultan Medrese, a type of religious school built by Her Imperial Higness , Imperial Princess Consort of the Ottoman Empire, wife of Suleyman the Magnificent, in 1540. From the Pavillion of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Inv. 41/544.
  • Glazed ceramic Ottoman arabesque Iznik Polychrome Lunette  tiled  window facade. In the Pavillion of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Inv. 41/545.
  • Glazed ceramic Ottoman arabesque Iznik Polychrome Lunette  tiled  window facade. In the Pavillion of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Inv. 41/545.
  • Glazed ceramic Ottoman arabesque Iznik Polychrome Lunette  tiled  window facade. In the Pavillion of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Inv. 41/545.
  • Tudor Window and wall of Old Town Hall Aldeurgh, Suffolk, UK
  • Tudor Window and wall of Old Town Hall Aldeurgh, Suffolk, UK
  • Tudor Window and wall of Old Town Hall Aldeurgh, Suffolk, UK
  • Tudor Window on Old Town Hall Aldeurgh, Suffolk, UK
  • Colouful spainted leaf
  • A modern fruit cake with redcurrants, wild strawberries, blacberry and creme patisserie in a light sponge case in a designer dish.
  • A modern designed cake with a sponge case and chocolate filling
  • modern designed white chocolate cake with a sponge case and strawberry filling, covered with pink white chocolate powder
  • A modern fruit cake with redcurrants, wild strawberries, blacberry and creme patisserie in a light sponge case in a designer dish.
  • A modern square chocolate cake filled with chocolate truffle and topped with fresh raspberries
  • A modern Japanese cake with a pattered chocolate case and piped chestnut puree with cumquat sauce, in a modern designer dish
  • modern designed chocolate cake with a sponge case and chocolate filling, covered with cocoa powder
  • A modern designed cake with a sponge case and chocolate filling
  • modern designed white chocolate cake with a sponge case and strawberry filling, covered with pink white chocolate powder
  • modern designed white chocolate cake with a sponge case and strawberry filling, covered with pink white chocolate powder
  • A modern Japanese cake with a pattered chocolate case and piped chestnut puree with cumquat sauce, in a modern designer dish
  • modern designed white chocolate cake with a sponge case and strawberry filling, covered with pink white chocolate powder
  • A modern square chocolate cake filled with chocolate truffle and topped with fresh raspberries
  • modern designed chocolate cakes with a sponge case and chocolate filling, covered with cocoa powder
  • modern designed chocolate cake with a sponge case and chocolate filling, covered with cocoa powder
  • A modern designed cake with a sponge case and chocolate filling
  • A modern Japanese cake with a pattered chocolate case and piped chestnut puree with cumquat sauce, in a modern designer dish
  • modern designed white chocolate cake with a sponge case and strawberry filling, covered with pink white chocolate powder in a  Traditionl black Japanese tea setting
  • A modern designed cake with a sponge case and chocolate filling in a Traditionl black Japanese tea setting
  • A modern fruit cake with redcurrants, wild strawberries, blacberry and creme patisserie in a light sponge case Traditionl black Japanese tea setting
  • A modern Japanese cake with a pattered chocolate case and piped chestnut puree with cumquat sauce, in a modern designer dish
  • A modern square chocolate cake filled with chocolate truffle and topped with fresh raspberries
  • A modern fruit cake with redcurrants, wild strawberries, blacberry and creme patisserie in a light sponge case in a designer dish.
  • modern designed chocolate cakes with a sponge case and chocolate filling, covered with cocoa powder
  • A modern designed cake with a sponge case and chocolate filling
  • modern designed chocolate cake with a sponge case and chocolate filling, covered with cocoa powder
  • A modern Japanese cake with a pattered chocolate case and piped chestnut puree with cumquat sauce, in a modern designer dish
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
<br />
During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
<br />
During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
<br />
During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
<br />
During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
<br />
During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
<br />
During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
<br />
During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
<br />
During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Phrygian terra Cotta vessel with a strainer and a long pouring lip with geometric painted patterns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian terra Cotta vessel with a strainer and a long pouring lip with geometric painted patterns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian terra Cotta vessel with a strainer and a long pouring lip with geometric painted patterns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian terra Cotta vessel with a strainer and a long pouring lip with geometric painted patterns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian terra Cotta vessel with a strainer and a long pouring lip with geometric painted patterns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Dogerr, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Doger, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Doger, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Doger, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • close up of the facade and relief sculptures of the Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • close up of the facade and relief sculptures of the Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Doger, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Close up of two sphinxes relief scul[ptures of the Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Doger, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Close up of two sphinxes relief scul[ptures of the Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Doger, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Close up of 2 standing lions of the Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Close up of 2 standing lions of the Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Doger, Turkey.<br />
<br />
On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Kitchen floor depicting geometric mosaic patterns, room no 19 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room with Star Shaped Decorations depicting an octagonal rosette geometric mosaic patterns, room no 22 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room with Star Shaped Decorations depicting an octagonal rosette geometric mosaic patterns, room no 22 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room with Star Shaped Decorations depicting a braid geometric mosaic patterns, room no 18 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Interlying Utility Room depicting geometric mosaic patterns, room no 18 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Interlying Utility Room depicting geometric mosaic patterns, room no 18 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting two Peacocks - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
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The patterns of peacock tails contain round decorations. These were seen to be the symbolic eyes of omnipotence and often ascribed to the Archangel Michael. The peacock’s feather is sometimes associated with St. Barbara Also, The peacock, (due to an ancient myth that Peacock flesh did not decay), is seen as a symbol of immortality.<br />
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These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
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Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
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The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia.  Against a white background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting two Peacocks - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
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The patterns of peacock tails contain round decorations. These were seen to be the symbolic eyes of omnipotence and often ascribed to the Archangel Michael. The peacock’s feather is sometimes associated with St. Barbara Also, The peacock, (due to an ancient myth that Peacock flesh did not decay), is seen as a symbol of immortality.<br />
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These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
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The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia.   Against a grey background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting two Peacocks - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
<br />
The patterns of peacock tails contain round decorations. These were seen to be the symbolic eyes of omnipotence and often ascribed to the Archangel Michael. The peacock’s feather is sometimes associated with St. Barbara Also, The peacock, (due to an ancient myth that Peacock flesh did not decay), is seen as a symbol of immortality.<br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
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The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia.  Against a black background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting two Peacocks - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
<br />
The patterns of peacock tails contain round decorations. These were seen to be the symbolic eyes of omnipotence and often ascribed to the Archangel Michael. The peacock’s feather is sometimes associated with St. Barbara Also, The peacock, (due to an ancient myth that Peacock flesh did not decay), is seen as a symbol of immortality.<br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
<br />
The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia. Against a grey art background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting two Peacocks - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
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The patterns of peacock tails contain round decorations. These were seen to be the symbolic eyes of omnipotence and often ascribed to the Archangel Michael. The peacock’s feather is sometimes associated with St. Barbara Also, The peacock, (due to an ancient myth that Peacock flesh did not decay), is seen as a symbol of immortality.<br />
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These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
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Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
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The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia
  • Zellij mosaics and arabesque Moorish plasterwork of the Bab Mansour gate. Named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732 the design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. Meknes Morocco
  • Zellij mosaics and arabesque Moorish plasterwork of the Bab Mansour gate. Named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732 the design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. Meknes Morocco
  • Zellij mosaics and arabesque Moorish plasterwork of the Bab Mansour gate. Named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732 the design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. Meknes Morocco
  • Bab Mansour gate, named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732. The design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. It has zellij mosaics and the marble columns were taken from the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Meknes, Morocco
  • Zellij mosaics and arabesque Moorish plasterwork of the Bab Mansour gate. Named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732 the design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. Meknes Morocco
  • Bab Mansour gate, named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732. The design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. It has zellij mosaics and the marble columns were taken from the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Meknes, Morocco
  • Zellij mosaics and arabesque Moorish plasterwork of the Bab Mansour gate. Named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732 the design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. Meknes Morocco
  • Zellij mosaics and arabesque Moorish plasterwork of the Bab Mansour gate. Named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732 the design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. Meknes Morocco
  • Zellij mosaics and arabesque Moorish plasterwork of the Bab Mansour gate. Named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732 the design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. Meknes Morocco
  • Zellij mosaics and arabesque Moorish plasterwork of the Bab Mansour gate. Named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732 the design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. Meknes Morocco
  • Bab Mansour gate, named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732. The design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. It has zellij mosaics and the marble columns were taken from the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Meknes, Morocco
  • Bab Mansour gate, named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732. The design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. It has zellij mosaics and the marble columns were taken from the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Meknes, Morocco
  • Bab Mansour gate, named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732. The design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. It has zellij mosaics and the marble columns were taken from the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Meknes, Morocco
  • Bab Mansour gate, named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732. The design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. It has zellij mosaics and the marble columns were taken from the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Meknes, Morocco
  • Zellij mosaics and arabesque Moorish plasterwork of the Bab Mansour gate. Named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732 the design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. Meknes Morocco
  • Zellij mosaics and arabesque Moorish plasterwork of the Bab Mansour gate. Named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732 the design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. Meknes Morocco
  • Zellij mosaics and arabesque Moorish plasterwork of the Bab Mansour gate. Named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732 the design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. Meknes Morocco
  • Zellij mosaics and arabesque Moorish plasterwork of the Bab Mansour gate. Named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732 the design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. Meknes Morocco
  • Zellij mosaics and arabesque Moorish plasterwork of the Bab Mansour gate. Named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732 the design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. Meknes Morocco
  • Zellij mosaics and arabesque Moorish plasterwork of the Bab Mansour gate. Named after the architect, El-Mansour, completed in 1732 the design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns. Meknes Morocco
  • Anglo Saxon cross shaft fragment - 800-899. The sculptures in the sandstone cross are geomentric patterns known as interlace or knot-work. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Holy Island, Northumberland, England
  • Anglo Saxon cross shaft fragment - 800-899. The sculptures in the sandstone cross are geomentric patterns known as interlace or knot-work. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Holy Island, Northumberland, England
  • Anglo Saxon cross shaft fragment - 800-899. The sculptures in the sandstone cross are geomentric patterns known as interlace or knot-work. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Holy Island, Northumberland, England
  • Anglo Saxon cross shaft fragment - 800-899. The sculptures in the sandstone cross are geomentric patterns known as interlace or knot-work. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Holy Island, Northumberland, England
  • Anglo Saxon cross shaft fragment, 875-999. The cross depicts Christ seated in a halo with two figures above blowing trumpets and two figures below with a horn or a scroll, possibly a last judgement scene. Below are sculpted interlaced patterns. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Holy Island, Northumberland, England
  • Anglo Saxon cross shaft fragment, 875-999. The cross depicts Christ seated in a halo with two figures above blowing trumpets and two figures below with a horn or a scroll, possibly a last judgement scene. Below are sculpted interlaced patterns. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Holy Island, Northumberland, England
  • Anglo Saxon cross shaft fragment, 875-999. The cross depicts Christ seated in a halo with two figures above blowing trumpets and two figures below with a horn or a scroll, possibly a last judgement scene. Below are sculpted interlaced patterns. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Holy Island, Northumberland, England
  • Anglo Saxon cross shaft fragment, 875-999. The cross depicts Christ seated in a halo with two figures above blowing trumpets and two figures below with a horn or a scroll, possibly a last judgement scene. Below are sculpted interlaced patterns. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Holy Island, Northumberland, England
  • A typical Anglo Saxon grave cover raised cross fragment decporated with raised interlaced patterns from 800-899. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Northumbria, England
  • A typical Anglo Saxon grave cover raised cross fragment decporated with raised interlaced patterns from 800-899. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Northumbria, England
  • A typical Anglo Saxon grave cover raised cross fragment decporated with raised interlaced patterns from 800-899. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Northumbria, England
  • A typical Anglo Saxon grave cover raised cross fragment decporated with raised interlaced patterns from 800-899. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Northumbria, England
  • Patterns in the cobble pavement, Ermoupolis, Syros Island [ ????? ] , Greek Cyclades Islands
  • Patterns in the cobble pavement, Ermoupolis, Syros Island [ ????? ] , Greek Cyclades Islands
  • Patterns in the cobble pavement, Ermoupolis, Syros Island [ ????? ] , Greek Cyclades Islands
  • Decorated columns with zig zag mosaic patterns of the cloisters of Monreale Cathedral - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Phrygian terracotta jug fragment decorated with concentric line pattern . 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta jug fragment decorated with concentric line pattern . 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta jug fragment decorated with concentric line pattern . 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta jug fragment decorated with concentric line pattern . 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta jug fragment decorated with concentric line pattern . 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Wall fresco of geometric red and black triangles which appears to be a rug pattern copy. 6000 BC. . Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a white background
  • Wall fresco of geometric red and black triangles which appears to be a rug pattern copy. 6000 BC. . Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a black background
  • Wall fresco of geometric red and black triangles which appears to be a rug pattern copy. 6000 BC. . Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a grey background
  • Wall fresco of geometric red and black triangles which appears to be a rug pattern copy. 6000 BC. . Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara
  • Wall fresco of geometric red and black triangles which appears to be a rug pattern copy. 6000 BC. . Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a gray mottled background
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom E of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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Bedroom E, a private room with a bed (kline), was divided into antechamber and alcove. The room is probably a later reworking, as the doorway is off-center. The decoration of the walls, in contrast to cubicula B and D, is done in muted colors. Slender columns with a surreal superstructure frame aedicula with sacred landscapes. Three of these show travellers making a sacrifice to a herm of Athena. The images refer in various ways to the world of women. The little pictures along the walls of the antechamber show girls engaged in different activities. On the rear wall of the alcove, which has a picture with an amorous theme, the goddess Artemis is shown dressed as both huntress and moon goddess. Two Muses are on the opposite wall. The stucco decorations of the vaulted ceiling show idyllic landscapes with sacred elements and mythological scenes. In one, Phaethon asks his father Apollo to let him drive the chariot of the Sun. Other scenes show statues of Zeus, a statue probably representing Augustus as the new Mercury, disks of the sun, winged victories and grotesque figures, all done in very low relief with the elegance and delicacy of jewellery. The mosaic pavement of this room, known from a contemporary watercolor, had a pattern of squares and stars.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom E of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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Bedroom E, a private room with a bed (kline), was divided into antechamber and alcove. The room is probably a later reworking, as the doorway is off-center. The decoration of the walls, in contrast to cubicula B and D, is done in muted colors. Slender columns with a surreal superstructure frame aedicula with sacred landscapes. Three of these show travellers making a sacrifice to a herm of Athena. The images refer in various ways to the world of women. The little pictures along the walls of the antechamber show girls engaged in different activities. On the rear wall of the alcove, which has a picture with an amorous theme, the goddess Artemis is shown dressed as both huntress and moon goddess. Two Muses are on the opposite wall. The stucco decorations of the vaulted ceiling show idyllic landscapes with sacred elements and mythological scenes. In one, Phaethon asks his father Apollo to let him drive the chariot of the Sun. Other scenes show statues of Zeus, a statue probably representing Augustus as the new Mercury, disks of the sun, winged victories and grotesque figures, all done in very low relief with the elegance and delicacy of jewellery. The mosaic pavement of this room, known from a contemporary watercolor, had a pattern of squares and stars.
  • Crouching Aphrodite (Venus). 2nd Century Imperial Roman Marble Statue from Italy. Louvre Museum, Paris. Cat No MR 371 
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This sculpture  is a variation on the Classic Hellanistic 3rd to Ist century BC style of Aphrodite crouching to bathe. Aphrodite crouches with her right knee close to the ground, turns her head to the right and, in most versions, reaches her right arm over to her left shoulder to cover her breasts. The sculpture here changes the pattern by raising the right arm to the neck, rather than making her arm cross her chest, this flattens the composition.
  • Crouching Aphrodite (Venus). 2nd Century Imperial Roman Marble Statue from Italy. Louvre Museum, Paris. Cat No MR 371 
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This sculpture  is a variation on the Classic Hellanistic 3rd to Ist century BC style of Aphrodite crouching to bathe. Aphrodite crouches with her right knee close to the ground, turns her head to the right and, in most versions, reaches her right arm over to her left shoulder to cover her breasts. The sculpture here changes the pattern by raising the right arm to the neck, rather than making her arm cross her chest, this flattens the composition.
  • Crouching Aphrodite (Venus). 2nd Century Imperial Roman Marble Statue from Italy. Louvre Museum, Paris. Cat No MR 371 
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This sculpture  is a variation on the Classic Hellanistic 3rd to Ist century BC style of Aphrodite crouching to bathe. Aphrodite crouches with her right knee close to the ground, turns her head to the right and, in most versions, reaches her right arm over to her left shoulder to cover her breasts. The sculpture here changes the pattern by raising the right arm to the neck, rather than making her arm cross her chest, this flattens the composition.
  • Crouching Aphrodite (Venus). 2nd Century Imperial Roman Marble Statue from Italy. Louvre Museum, Paris. Cat No MR 371 
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This sculpture  is a variation on the Classic Hellanistic 3rd to Ist century BC style of Aphrodite crouching to bathe. Aphrodite crouches with her right knee close to the ground, turns her head to the right and, in most versions, reaches her right arm over to her left shoulder to cover her breasts. The sculpture here changes the pattern by raising the right arm to the neck, rather than making her arm cross her chest, this flattens the composition.
  • Crouching Aphrodite (Venus). 2nd Century Imperial Roman Marble Statue from Italy. Louvre Museum, Paris. Cat No MR 371 
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This sculpture  is a variation on the Classic Hellanistic 3rd to Ist century BC style of Aphrodite crouching to bathe. Aphrodite crouches with her right knee close to the ground, turns her head to the right and, in most versions, reaches her right arm over to her left shoulder to cover her breasts. The sculpture here changes the pattern by raising the right arm to the neck, rather than making her arm cross her chest, this flattens the composition.
  • Crouching Aphrodite (Venus). 2nd Century Imperial Roman Marble Statue from Italy. Louvre Museum, Paris. Cat No MR 371 
<br />
This sculpture  is a variation on the Classic Hellanistic 3rd to Ist century BC style of Aphrodite crouching to bathe. Aphrodite crouches with her right knee close to the ground, turns her head to the right and, in most versions, reaches her right arm over to her left shoulder to cover her breasts. The sculpture here changes the pattern by raising the right arm to the neck, rather than making her arm cross her chest, this flattens the composition.
  • Crouching Aphrodite (Venus). 2nd Century Imperial Roman Marble Statue from Italy. Louvre Museum, Paris. Cat No MR 371 
<br />
This sculpture  is a variation on the Classic Hellanistic 3rd to Ist century BC style of Aphrodite crouching to bathe. Aphrodite crouches with her right knee close to the ground, turns her head to the right and, in most versions, reaches her right arm over to her left shoulder to cover her breasts. The sculpture here changes the pattern by raising the right arm to the neck, rather than making her arm cross her chest, this flattens the composition.
  • Crouching Aphrodite (Venus). 2nd Century Imperial Roman Marble Statue from Italy. Louvre Museum, Paris. Cat No MR 371 
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This sculpture  is a variation on the Classic Hellanistic 3rd to Ist century BC style of Aphrodite crouching to bathe. Aphrodite crouches with her right knee close to the ground, turns her head to the right and, in most versions, reaches her right arm over to her left shoulder to cover her breasts. The sculpture here changes the pattern by raising the right arm to the neck, rather than making her arm cross her chest, this flattens the composition.
  • Anglo Saxon sandstone cross shaft fragment, 775-840. The complicated pattern depicts ribbon shaped animals with long thin bodies and legs. An animals face can be seen in the bottom right in profile with one eye and a mouth .Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Northumbria, England
  • Anglo Saxon sandstone cross shaft fragment, 775-840. The complicated pattern depicts ribbon shaped animals with long thin bodies and legs. An animals face can be seen in the bottom right in profile with one eye and a mouth .Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Northumbria, England
  • Anglo Saxon sandstone cross shaft fragment, 775-840. The complicated pattern depicts ribbon shaped animals with long thin bodies and legs. An animals face can be seen in the bottom right in profile with one eye and a mouth .Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Northumbria, England
  • Anglo Saxon sandstone cross shaft fragment, 775-840. The complicated pattern depicts ribbon shaped animals with long thin bodies and legs. An animals face can be seen in the bottom right in profile with one eye and a mouth .Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Northumbria, England
  • Lely's Venus (Aphrodite). 1st or 2nd cent. AD Roman copy of a Greek original. The goddess Venus id surprised whilst bathing and she nervously turns. Her hair is in the style typical of the time and her pose has been designed to be unrevealing from any angle.  British Museum exhibit, London.<br />
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This sculpture  is a variation on the Classic Hellanistic 3rd to Ist century BC style of Aphrodite crouching to bathe. Aphrodite crouches with her right knee close to the ground, turns her head to the right and, in most versions, reaches her right arm over to her left shoulder to cover her breasts. The sculpture here changes the pattern by raising the right arm to the neck, rather than making her arm cross her chest, this flattens the composition.
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting Lions stiding from the facade of the Throne Room dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The throne room is situated in the third courtyard of the complex of the royal palace. Its 56 meters wide facade was decorated with coloured glazed bricks. A tentative reconstruction shows the composition of the upper part of the facade, including the stylised palms and geometric patterned registers. Two original sections are displayed on the left next to the Ishtar Gate. The lower part f the facade with representations of the striding lions was predominantly reconstructed from the original baked brick fragments. The frieze of lions was presumably arranged symmetrically so the animals faced towards the central main entrance to the Throne room. The throne room was excavated by Robert Koldewey between 1899 and 1917. It was used as an official reception room. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting Lions stiding from the facade of the Throne Room dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The throne room is situated in the third courtyard of the complex of the royal palace. Its 56 meters wide facade was decorated with coloured glazed bricks. A tentative reconstruction shows the composition of the upper part of the facade, including the stylised palms and geometric patterned registers. Two original sections are displayed on the left next to the Ishtar Gate. The lower part f the facade with representations of the striding lions was predominantly reconstructed from the original baked brick fragments. The frieze of lions was presumably arranged symmetrically so the animals faced towards the central main entrance to the Throne room. The throne room was excavated by Robert Koldewey between 1899 and 1917. It was used as an official reception room. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting Lions stiding from the facade of the Throne Room dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The throne room is situated in the third courtyard of the complex of the royal palace. Its 56 meters wide facade was decorated with coloured glazed bricks. A tentative reconstruction shows the composition of the upper part of the facade, including the stylised palms and geometric patterned registers. Two original sections are displayed on the left next to the Ishtar Gate. The lower part f the facade with representations of the striding lions was predominantly reconstructed from the original baked brick fragments. The frieze of lions was presumably arranged symmetrically so the animals faced towards the central main entrance to the Throne room. The throne room was excavated by Robert Koldewey between 1899 and 1917. It was used as an official reception room. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting Lions stiding from the facade of the Throne Room dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The throne room is situated in the third courtyard of the complex of the royal palace. Its 56 meters wide facade was decorated with coloured glazed bricks. A tentative reconstruction shows the composition of the upper part of the facade, including the stylised palms and geometric patterned registers. Two original sections are displayed on the left next to the Ishtar Gate. The lower part f the facade with representations of the striding lions was predominantly reconstructed from the original baked brick fragments. The frieze of lions was presumably arranged symmetrically so the animals faced towards the central main entrance to the Throne room. The throne room was excavated by Robert Koldewey between 1899 and 1917. It was used as an official reception room. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Xysta on the houses of  Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of  Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of the main square of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of the main square of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of the main square of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on a church in  Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting Lions stiding from the facade of the Throne Room dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The throne room is situated in the third courtyard of the complex of the royal palace. Its 56 meters wide facade was decorated with coloured glazed bricks. A tentative reconstruction shows the composition of the upper part of the facade, including the stylised palms and geometric patterned registers. Two original sections are displayed on the left next to the Ishtar Gate. The lower part f the facade with representations of the striding lions was predominantly reconstructed from the original baked brick fragments. The frieze of lions was presumably arranged symmetrically so the animals faced towards the central main entrance to the Throne room. The throne room was excavated by Robert Koldewey between 1899 and 1917. It was used as an official reception room. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting Lions stiding from the facade of the Throne Room dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The throne room is situated in the third courtyard of the complex of the royal palace. Its 56 meters wide facade was decorated with coloured glazed bricks. A tentative reconstruction shows the composition of the upper part of the facade, including the stylised palms and geometric patterned registers. Two original sections are displayed on the left next to the Ishtar Gate. The lower part f the facade with representations of the striding lions was predominantly reconstructed from the original baked brick fragments. The frieze of lions was presumably arranged symmetrically so the animals faced towards the central main entrance to the Throne room. The throne room was excavated by Robert Koldewey between 1899 and 1917. It was used as an official reception room. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting Lions stiding from the facade of the Throne Room dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The throne room is situated in the third courtyard of the complex of the royal palace. Its 56 meters wide facade was decorated with coloured glazed bricks. A tentative reconstruction shows the composition of the upper part of the facade, including the stylised palms and geometric patterned registers. Two original sections are displayed on the left next to the Ishtar Gate. The lower part f the facade with representations of the striding lions was predominantly reconstructed from the original baked brick fragments. The frieze of lions was presumably arranged symmetrically so the animals faced towards the central main entrance to the Throne room. The throne room was excavated by Robert Koldewey between 1899 and 1917. It was used as an official reception room. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting Lions stiding from the facade of the Throne Room dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The throne room is situated in the third courtyard of the complex of the royal palace. Its 56 meters wide facade was decorated with coloured glazed bricks. A tentative reconstruction shows the composition of the upper part of the facade, including the stylised palms and geometric patterned registers. Two original sections are displayed on the left next to the Ishtar Gate. The lower part f the facade with representations of the striding lions was predominantly reconstructed from the original baked brick fragments. The frieze of lions was presumably arranged symmetrically so the animals faced towards the central main entrance to the Throne room. The throne room was excavated by Robert Koldewey between 1899 and 1917. It was used as an official reception room. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Xysta on the houses of the main square of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of  Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of  Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of the main square of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of  Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of  Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of  Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of  Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of  Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of the main square of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of the main square of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of the main square of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of the main square of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of the main square of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of the main square of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on a church in  Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • Xysta on the houses of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.

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