• "the Brave Men' scupture in the sand at Omaha D Day landing beach, Normandy, France.
  • American second world war cemetry at Omaha beach. Normandy, France.
  • "the Brave Men' scupture in the sand at Omaha D Day landing beach, Normandy, France.
  • "the Brave Men' scupture in the sand at Omaha D Day landing beach, Normandy, France.
  • "the Brave Men' scupture in the sand at Omaha D Day landing beach, Normandy, France.
  • "the Brave Men' scupture in the sand at Omaha D Day landing beach, Normandy, France.
  • American second world war cemetry at Omaha beach. Normandy, France.
  • American second world war cemetry at Omaha beach. Normandy, France.
  • American second world war cemetry at Omaha beach. Normandy, France.
  • American second world war cemetry at Omaha beach. Normandy, France.
  • American second world war cemetry at Omaha beach. Normandy, France.
  • American second world war cemetry at Omaha beach. Normandy, France.
  • North wall mosaics depicting Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Aslantepe Hittite Orthostat. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 BC. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Scene of offering drink and sacrifice. The god, with a symbol of divinity above, is in the chariot while holding a boomerang in his hand and a sword at his waist. The same god holds a lightning bundle in the middle. On the right, the king offers a drink to god. The inscription above reads "Great, powerful King Sulumeli". A servant stands behind holding a bull for sacrifice to the gods. <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite Orthostat. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. <br />
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Scene of offering drink and sacrifice. The god, with a symbol of divinity above, is in the chariot while holding a boomerang in his hand and a sword at his waist. The same god holds a lightning bundle in the middle. On the right, the king offers a drink to god. The inscription above reads "Great, powerful King Sulumeli". A servant stands behind holding a bull for sacrifice to the gods. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. King pours from the pitcher to the vessel (libation); behind the king is a servant bringing a sacrifice. Storm God across the king holds Teshup, a triple lightning bundle - sickle, and a spear-mace set in the other orthostat; the goddess Ishtar holds weapon in both. All six figures have shoes with the curled ends. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. King pours from the pitcher to the vessel (libation); behind the king is a servant bringing a sacrifice. Storm God across the king holds Teshup, a triple lightning bundle - sickle, and a spear-mace set in the other orthostat; the goddess Ishtar holds weapon in both. All six figures have shoes with the curled ends. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Mosaic panel depicting The sacrifice of Isaac.  Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic panel depicting The sacrifice of Isaac.  Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Roman marble sculptured relief with cupids about to sacrifice bulls, from the Temple of Venus Genetrix in the Forum of Caesar Rome 30 AD , inv 6718 Farnese Collection, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Roman marble sculptured relief with cupids about to sacrifice bulls, from the Temple of Venus Genetrix in the Forum of Caesar Rome 30 AD , inv 6718 Farnese Collection, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of Abraham about to sacrifice  Ishmael, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Scene of king's offering drink and sacrifice to the god. The god is on the deer, with the bow attached to his shoulder and with a triple bundle of lightning in his hand. The king looks at the god, and makes the libation to the god while carrying a scepter with a curled end - lituus. Behind the king is a servant holding a goat for sacrifice to the god. Hieroglyphs read; "God Parata, Strong King... ". <br />
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Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Scene of king's offering drink and sacrifice to the god. The god is on the deer, with the bow attached to his shoulder and with a triple bundle of lightning in his hand. The king looks at the god, and makes the libation to the god while carrying a scepter with a curled end - lituus. Behind the king is a servant holding a goat for sacrifice to the god. Hieroglyphs read; "God Parata, Strong King... ". <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Scene of king's offering drink and sacrifice to the god. The god is on the deer, with the bow attached to his shoulder and with a triple bundle of lightning in his hand. The king looks at the god, and makes the libation to the god while carrying a scepter with a curled end - lituus. Behind the king is a servant holding a goat for sacrifice to the god. Hieroglyphs read; "God Parata, Strong King... ". <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Scene of king's offering drink and sacrifice to the god. The god is on the deer, with the bow attached to his shoulder and with a triple bundle of lightning in his hand. The king looks at the god, and makes the libation to the god while carrying a scepter with a curled end - lituus. Behind the king is a servant holding a goat for sacrifice to the god. Hieroglyphs read; "God Parata, Strong King... ". <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Scene of king's offering drink and sacrifice to the god. The god is on the deer, with the bow attached to his shoulder and with a triple bundle of lightning in his hand. The king looks at the god, and makes the libation to the god while carrying a scepter with a curled end - lituus. Behind the king is a servant holding a goat for sacrifice to the god. Hieroglyphs read; "God Parata, Strong King... ". <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite Orthostat. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Scene of offering drink and sacrifice. The god, with a symbol of divinity above, is in the chariot while holding a boomerang in his hand and a sword at his waist. The same god holds a lightning bundle in the middle. On the right, the king offers a drink to god. The inscription above reads "Great, powerful King Sulumeli". A servant stands behind holding a bull for sacrifice to the gods. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Against a black background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite Orthostat. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 BC. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Scene of offering drink and sacrifice. The god, with a symbol of divinity above, is in the chariot while holding a boomerang in his hand and a sword at his waist. The same god holds a lightning bundle in the middle. On the right, the king offers a drink to god. The inscription above reads "Great, powerful King Sulumeli". A servant stands behind holding a bull for sacrifice to the gods. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite Orthostat. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. <br />
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Scene of offering drink and sacrifice. The god, with a symbol of divinity above, is in the chariot while holding a boomerang in his hand and a sword at his waist. The same god holds a lightning bundle in the middle. On the right, the king offers a drink to god. The inscription above reads "Great, powerful King Sulumeli". A servant stands behind holding a bull for sacrifice to the gods. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C.  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. King pours from the pitcher to the vessel (libation); behind the king is a servant bringing a sacrifice. Storm God across the king holds Teshup, a triple lightning bundle - sickle, and a spear-mace set in the other orthostat; the goddess Ishtar holds weapon in both. All six figures have shoes with the curled ends. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. King pours from the pitcher to the vessel (libation); behind the king is a servant bringing a sacrifice. Storm God across the king holds Teshup, a triple lightning bundle - sickle, and a spear-mace set in the other orthostat; the goddess Ishtar holds weapon in both. All six figures have shoes with the curled ends. <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. King pours from the pitcher to the vessel (libation); behind the king is a servant bringing a sacrifice. Storm God across the king holds Teshup, a triple lightning bundle - sickle, and a spear-mace set in the other orthostat; the goddess Ishtar holds weapon in both. All six figures have shoes with the curled ends. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of Abraham about to sacrifice  Ishmael, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • North wall mosaics depicting Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Hunters making a sacrifice to the goddess Diana from the Room of The Small Nunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters making a sacrifice to the goddess Diana from the Room of The Small Nunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters making a sacrifice to the goddess Diana after a hunt from the Room of The Small Nunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Mosaic panel depicting The sacrifice of Isaac.  Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic depicting Abel making sacrifice. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Roman marble sculptured relief with cupids about to sacrifice bulls, from the Temple of Venus Genetrix in the Forum of Caesar Rome 30 AD , inv 6718 Farnese Collection, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Roman marble sculptured relief with cupids about to sacrifice bulls, from the Temple of Venus Genetrix in the Forum of Caesar Rome 30 AD , inv 6718 Farnese Collection, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Roman marble sculptured relief with cupids about to sacrifice bulls, from the Temple of Venus Genetrix in the Forum of Caesar Rome 30 AD , inv 6718 Farnese Collection, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel, close up depicting a bull being led to be sacrificed, following Hittite convention of sacrificing an animal of the same gender as the God this bull indicates the sacrifice is to a male god, 16th century BC.. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Aslantepe Monumental Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel.  Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. <br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. The king offers to the winged god of the moon who stands across and holds a lightning bundle in his hand. Behind the king is the queen, who also offers to goddess of the sun holding a sceptre in his hand. King's left hand is in a position to worship. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting figures leading goats to sacrifice. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel, close up depicting a bull being led to be sacrificed, following Hittite convention of sacrificing an animal of the same gender as the God this bull indicates the sacrifice is to a male god, 16th century BC.. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel, close up depicting a bull being led to be sacrificed, following Hittite convention of sacrificing an animal of the same gender as the God this bull indicates the sacrifice is to a male god, 16th century BC.. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel, close up depicting a bull being led to be sacrificed, following Hittite convention of sacrificing an animal of the same gender as the God this bull indicates the sacrifice is to a male god, 16th century BC.. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel, close up depicting a bull being led to be sacrificed, following Hittite convention of sacrificing an animal of the same gender as the God this bull indicates the sacrifice is to a male god, 16th century BC.. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Aslantepe Monumental Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel.  Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. <br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. The king offers to the winged god of the moon who stands across and holds a lightning bundle in his hand. Behind the king is the queen, who also offers to goddess of the sun holding a sceptre in his hand. King's left hand is in a position to worship. <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Aslantepe Monumental Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel.  Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. <br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. The king offers to the winged god of the moon who stands across and holds a lightning bundle in his hand. Behind the king is the queen, who also offers to goddess of the sun holding a sceptre in his hand. King's left hand is in a position to worship. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Aslantepe Monumental Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel.  Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. <br />
Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. The king offers to the winged god of the moon who stands across and holds a lightning bundle in his hand. Behind the king is the queen, who also offers to goddess of the sun holding a sceptre in his hand. King's left hand is in a position to worship. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Aslantepe Monumental Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel.  Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. <br />
Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. The king offers to the winged god of the moon who stands across and holds a lightning bundle in his hand. Behind the king is the queen, who also offers to goddess of the sun holding a sceptre in his hand. King's left hand is in a position to worship.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting Abraham about to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice<br />
  - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <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 Abraham about to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice<br />
  - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <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 black background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting Abraham about to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice<br />
  - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <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 grey background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting Abraham about to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice<br />
  - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <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
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting Abraham about to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice<br />
  - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <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 grey art 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.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The life of St Apollinarie. Stained glass panels from bottom left - possible the Healing of the blind son of the judge Thaurus, centre - Apollinaris meeting the Tribune of Ravenna, left - Apollinaris heals the Tribune's wife. Second row from bottom - left - Baptism of the Tribune of Ravenna and his household, centre - Apollinaris going into (or returning from) exile, left - Apollinaris cures the maid possessed by 'an unclean spirit', Third row - left - Apollinaris enters the house of Rufus Patricius, Duke of Ravenna, centre - Through prayer, Apollinaris restores Rufus's daughter to life, right - The Provost orders Apollinaris to sacrifice to the pagan gods. Top row - left - possibly, Apollinaris is visited by an angel In prison , centre - In response to Apollinaris's prayers, a temple of Jupiter collapses, right - The Provost and other witnesses to the destruction of the temple. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • 14th century medieval Gothic stained glass window showing scenes from the life of Saint Maurice (From Bottom Up) Saint Maurice refuses to sacrifice to false idols, Maurice is shown as the leader of the Roman Thebian Legion, The 2 emperors Diocletian and Maximian order the persecution of Christians, Maurice and his followers and executed.. The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Byzantine mosaics in the Cathedral of Monreale - The Sacrifice of Isaac - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three figures moving towards the altar behind the sacrifices. The figures wearing a long-tailed cloak hold objects in their left hand, which resembles to a sceptre with a twisted end.  <br />
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Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three figures moving towards the altar behind the sacrifices. The figures wearing a long-tailed cloak hold objects in their left hand, which resembles to a sceptre with a twisted end.  <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three figures moving towards the altar behind the sacrifices. The figures wearing a long-tailed cloak hold objects in their left hand, which resembles to a sceptre with a twisted end.  <br />
<br />
Against a grey art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three figures moving towards the altar behind the sacrifices. The figures wearing a long-tailed cloak hold objects in their left hand, which resembles to a sceptre with a twisted end.  <br />
<br />
Against a white background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three figures moving towards the altar behind the sacrifices. The figures wearing a long-tailed cloak hold objects in their left hand, which resembles to a sceptre with a twisted end.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to St Sylvester.  Bottom left - The young Sylvester presented by his mother to the priest Cyrinus, bottom right - Sylvester welcoming St Timothy to his house. Bottom side panels right - above right - Execution of St Timothy , side panel left - Death of the prefect Tarquin, who chokes on a fish bone. Two centre panels, left- Funeral of St Timothy, right - Sylvester refusing the prefect's orders to worship an idol. Top central oval panel - Sylvester released from prison by Pope Melchiades. Above left - People beg Sylvester (holding book) to become a deacon, above right - Sylvester is ordained by Melchiades as deacon. Top side panel , right - After the death of Melchiades Sylvester installed as Pope, left - Emperor Constantine falls ill (note doctor with urine flask). Top two panels - left -  Constantine orders sacrifices to an idol, right - Pope Sylvester and his followers flee persecution. Top central oval panel - Soldiers about to prepare a bath with the blood of 3000 children. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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