• Classic French Bouabaise in a copper pan on a wood background
  • Top shot of prawns in their shell with crab claws & cucumber on white pales on wood
  • Table setting of starter - Charcutterie - Main Course - Salmon Steak - Dessert - Pavlova
  • Top shot of Oysters on ice against an illustrated background
  • The cathedral of Ani, Also known as Surp Asdvadzadzin (church of the Holy Mother of God), its construction was started in the year 989, under King Smbat II.  Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing Jesus Christ on the cross,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Armenian script over thr door of the cathedral of Ani, Also known as Surp Asdvadzadzin (church of the Holy Mother of God), its construction was started in the year 989, under King Smbat II.  Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing Joseph,  Mary and the baby Jesus on a donkey travelling to Egypt,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing Jesus Christ ,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Detail from the  Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Corinthian capital from the Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing the Adan & Eve being expelled from the Garden of Eden by the Archangel Gabriel (left) and starting to work on barren rocky land ,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Temple of Aphrodite at the centre of Aphrodisias. All that remains of the ancient temple consists of fourteen of the over forty Ionic columns that once surrounded it and the foundations of the cellar section. building started in the 1st century BC completed during the reign of Augustus. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Aphrodite at the centre of Aphrodisias. All that remains of the ancient temple consists of fourteen of the over forty Ionic columns that once surrounded it and the foundations of the cellar section. building started in the 1st century BC completed during the reign of Augustus. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Aphrodite at the centre of Aphrodisias. All that remains of the ancient temple consists of fourteen of the over forty Ionic columns that once surrounded it and the foundations of the cellar section. building started in the 1st century BC completed during the reign of Augustus. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Aphrodite at the centre of Aphrodisias. All that remains of the ancient temple consists of fourteen of the over forty Ionic columns that once surrounded it and the foundations of the cellar section. building started in the 1st century BC completed during the reign of Augustus. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Aphrodite at the centre of Aphrodisias. All that remains of the ancient temple consists of fourteen of the over forty Ionic columns that once surrounded it and the foundations of the cellar section. building started in the 1st century BC completed during the reign of Augustus. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Aphrodite at the centre of Aphrodisias. All that remains of the ancient temple consists of fourteen of the over forty Ionic columns that once surrounded it and the foundations of the cellar section. building started in the 1st century BC completed during the reign of Augustus. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Aphrodite at the centre of Aphrodisias. All that remains of the ancient temple consists of fourteen of the over forty Ionic columns that once surrounded it and the foundations of the cellar section. building started in the 1st century BC completed during the reign of Augustus. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Aphrodite at the centre of Aphrodisias. All that remains of the ancient temple consists of fourteen of the over forty Ionic columns that once surrounded it and the foundations of the cellar section. building started in the 1st century BC completed during the reign of Augustus. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Aphrodite at the centre of Aphrodisias. All that remains of the ancient temple consists of fourteen of the over forty Ionic columns that once surrounded it and the foundations of the cellar section. building started in the 1st century BC completed during the reign of Augustus. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Aphrodite at the centre of Aphrodisias. All that remains of the ancient temple consists of fourteen of the over forty Ionic columns that once surrounded it and the foundations of the cellar section. building started in the 1st century BC completed during the reign of Augustus. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Aphrodite at the centre of Aphrodisias. All that remains of the ancient temple consists of fourteen of the over forty Ionic columns that once surrounded it and the foundations of the cellar section. building started in the 1st century BC completed during the reign of Augustus. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Aphrodite at the centre of Aphrodisias. All that remains of the ancient temple consists of fourteen of the over forty Ionic columns that once surrounded it and the foundations of the cellar section. building started in the 1st century BC completed during the reign of Augustus. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Aphrodite at the centre of Aphrodisias. All that remains of the ancient temple consists of fourteen of the over forty Ionic columns that once surrounded it and the foundations of the cellar section. building started in the 1st century BC completed during the reign of Augustus. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Central fragment of a Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure would have started at the top with the remaons of  a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali VI site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Grey background.
  • Central fragment of a Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure would have started at the top with the remaons of  a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali VI site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. White background.
  • Central fragment of a Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure would have started at the top with the remaons of  a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali VI site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. Black background.
  • Central fragment of a Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure would have started at the top with the remaons of  a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali VI site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Central fragment of a Late European Neolithic prehistoric Menhir standing stone with carvings on its face side. The representation of a stylalised male figure would have started at the top with the remaons of  a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 curved arms encircling a body above. at the bottom is a carving of a dagger running horizontally across the menhir.  Excavated from Piscina ‘E Sali VI site,  Laconi. Menhir Museum, Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna, Museum of Prehoistoric Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Detail from the  Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Corinthian capital from the Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing Joseph,  Mary and the baby Jesus on a donkey travelling to Egypt,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing the Apostles seated,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing the Devil in scenes from the Last Judgement Day started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing Angels,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing Jesus Christ with arms stretched revealing the stigmata,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing Christ and the Last Judgement Day started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing the three wise men on their way to visit the baby Jesus,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing Adam & Eve being tempted by Satin in the form of a snake and being expelled from the Garden of Eden by the Archangel Gabriel ( top panel from left to right),  Started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ), showing Christ between angels. This panel is strongly influenced by Byxantine style probably through the Venetian craftsmen who made them. The angels are made to a typical Byzantine style and Christ is making the Orthododox blessing of the Eastern church with his hand.  Started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing the profits,  Mary and the baby Jesus on a donkey travelling to Egypt,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing an Angel telling Joseph in his dreams to take Mary and the baby Jesus to Egypt,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing probably showing the arch angel Gabriel Gabriel revealing the coming of the Messaiah to Jon the Baptist ,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing the Three Wise Men giving gifts to the Baby Jesus ,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing an Anel telling the sleeping three wise men to travel and find the baby Jesus ,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing a scene from the life of Mary,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing Mary having given birth to Jesus who is lying in a manger which shows the influence of the Franciscan Friar who oversaw the mosic work,  Jacopo da Torrita, who was following the tradition of Christ being born in a stable invented by St. Francis,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing Christ and the Apostles,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing the Apostles seated above scenes from the Last Judgement,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • Pillars of the Greco - Roman Temple of Trajan, started by Trajan but after his death Emperor Hadrian (117-138) . A Corinthian order temple on a terrace with dimensions of 68 × 58 m (223.10 ft × 190.29 ft). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • Organ of the medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with elements of Gothic architecture .Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with Gothic elements of architecture .Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with Gothic elements of architecture .Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • View of the church tower of the Szekly medieval fortified church of Viscri, Buneşti, Braşov, Transylvania. Started in the 1100's. UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Interior of the medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with elements of Gothic  architecture .Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • View of the church tower of the Szekly medieval fortified church of Viscri, Buneşti, Braşov, Transylvania. Started in the 1100's. UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with a 14th centurt bell tower & steps leading to storage rooms above the naive. Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with a 14th centurt bell tower & steps leading to storage rooms above the naive. Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with a 14th centurt bell tower & steps leading to storage rooms above the naive. Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with a 14th centurt bell tower & steps leading to storage rooms above the naive. Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Fortified Saxon Church of Medias started in 1438, with the 68 mt high Gothic trumpeters tower of St Margret church. Medias was the largest fortified Saxon Church complex of its time with double walls & a moat. Transylvania.
  • The Fortified Saxon Church of Medias started in 1438, with the 68 mt high Gothic trumpeters tower of St Margret church. Medias was the largest fortified Saxon Church complex of its time with double walls & a moat. Transylvania.
  • Interior of the medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with Gothic elements of architecture .Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Interior of the medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with Gothic elements of architecture .Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Interior of the medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with Gothic elements of architecture .Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Interior of the medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with Gothic elements of architecture .Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Interior of the medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with Gothic elements of architecture .Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Interior of the medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with Gothic elements of architecture .Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with a 14th centurt bell tower & steps leading to storage rooms above the naive. Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with Gothic elements of architecture .Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with Gothic elements of architecture .Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with a 14th centurt bell tower & steps leading to storage rooms above the naive. Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with Gothic elements of architecture .Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The medieval fortified church of Harman. A Romaneque church started in 1240 by the Cistercian monks with Gothic elements of architecture .Harman, Braşov, Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • View of the church tower of the Szekly medieval fortified church of Viscri, Buneşti, Braşov, Transylvania. Started in the 1100's. UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • View of the church tower of the Szekly medieval fortified church of Viscri, Buneşti, Braşov, Transylvania. Started in the 1100's. UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • View of the church tower of the Szekly medieval fortified church of Viscri, Buneşti, Braşov, Transylvania. Started in the 1100's. UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Front view of the Szekly medieval fortified church of Viscri, Buneşti, Braşov, Transylvania. Started in the 1100's. UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Front view of the Szekly medieval fortified church of Viscri, Buneşti, Braşov, Transylvania. Started in the 1100's. UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Front view of the Szekly medieval fortified church of Viscri, Buneşti, Braşov, Transylvania. Started in the 1100's. UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Front view of the Szekly medieval fortified church of Viscri, Buneşti, Braşov, Transylvania. Started in the 1100's. UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Front view of the Szekly medieval fortified church of Viscri, Buneşti, Braşov, Transylvania. Started in the 1100's. UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The interior of the Szekly medieval fortified church of Viscri, Buneşti, Braşov, Transylvania. Started in the 1100's.  UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The interior of the Szekly medieval fortified church of Viscri, Buneşti, Braşov, Transylvania. Started in the 1100's.  UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Front view of the Szekly medieval fortified church of Viscri, Buneşti, Braşov, Transylvania. Started in the 1100's. UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Front view of the Szekly medieval fortified church of Viscri, Buneşti, Braşov, Transylvania. Started in the 1100's. UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Front view of the Szekly medieval fortified church of Viscri, Buneşti, Braşov, Transylvania. Started in the 1100's. UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Front view of the Szekly medieval fortified church of Viscri, Buneşti, Braşov, Transylvania. Started in the 1100's. UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Front view of the Szekly medieval fortified church of Viscri, Buneşti, Braşov, Transylvania. Started in the 1100's. UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Interior The cathedral of Ani, Also known as Surp Asdvadzadzin (church of the Holy Mother of God), its construction was started in the year 989, under King Smbat II.  The Gothic clustered arches & pointed arches pre date the European Gothic and are thought to be an influence for Western European Gothic. Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Interior The cathedral of Ani, Also known as Surp Asdvadzadzin (church of the Holy Mother of God), its construction was started in the year 989, under King Smbat II.  The Gothic clustered arches & pointed arches pre date the European Gothic and are thought to be an influence for Western European Gothic. Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Interior The cathedral of Ani, Also known as Surp Asdvadzadzin (church of the Holy Mother of God), its construction was started in the year 989, under King Smbat II.  The Gothic clustered arches & pointed arches pre date the European Gothic and are thought to be an influence for Western European Gothic. Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The cathedral of Ani, Also known as Surp Asdvadzadzin (church of the Holy Mother of God), its construction was started in the year 989, under King Smbat II.  Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The cathedral of Ani, Also known as Surp Asdvadzadzin (church of the Holy Mother of God), its construction was started in the year 989, under King Smbat II.  Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Close up of an end of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan lid in the shape of a head of a Canopo style vase, used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94610, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , black background
  • Close up of an end of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan lid in the shape of a head of a Canopo style vase, used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94610, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , against grey
  • Close up of an end of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan lid in the shape of a head of a Canopo style vase, used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94610, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy
  • Close up of an end of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan lid in the shape of a head of a Canopo style vase, used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94610, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • Close up of an end of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan lid in the shape of a head of a Canopo style vase, used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94610, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , white background
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94610, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , white background
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94610, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , black background
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94610, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94610, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , against grey
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94610, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94611, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , white background
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94611, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , black background
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94611, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , against grey
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94611, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94611, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , black background
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94611, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94611, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , white background
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94611, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , against grey
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94611, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94611, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • Painted relief panel of the Annonciation of the Virgin, made at the start of the 16th century possibly in the Tyrol, Austria.  Inv 2352 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval elephant ivory plaque with traces of paint made in Italy in the 13th or start of the 14th century.  The crucifixion is a rare example of a Gothic piece being inspired by 11th century Romanesque works.  inv 7268, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
<br />
In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
<br />
In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry being cooked with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Full length view of the Riace bronze Greek statue A cast about 460 BC. statue A was probably sculpted by Myron. The style of the Riace statues straddles the archaic period and heralds the start of the classical period. Both statues depict strong young naked warriors who stand calmly but exuding great power. Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia,  Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  • Torso face on view of the Riace bronze Greek statue A cast about 460 BC. statue A was probably sculpted by Myron. The style of the Riace statues straddles the archaic period and heralds the start of the classical period. Both statues depict strong young naked warriors who stand calmly but exuding great power. Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia,  Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  • Torso three quarter of the Riace bronze Greek statue A cast about 460 BC. statue A was probably sculpted by Myron. The style of the Riace statues straddles the archaic period and heralds the start of the classical period. Both statues depict strong young naked warriors who stand calmly but exuding great power. Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia,  Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  • Torso of the Riace bronze Greek statue A cast about 460 BC. statue A was probably sculpted by Myron. The style of the Riace statues straddles the archaic period and heralds the start of the classical period. Both statues depict strong young naked warriors who stand calmly but exuding great power. Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia,  Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  • Painted relief panel of the Annonciation of the Virgin, made at the start of the 16th century possibly in the Tyrol, Austria.  Inv 2352 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted relief panel of the Annonciation of the Virgin, made at the start of the 16th century possibly in the Tyrol, Austria.  Inv 2352 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted relief panel of the Annonciation of the Virgin, made at the start of the 16th century possibly in the Tyrol, Austria.  Inv 2352 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted relief panel of the Annonciation of the Virgin, made at the start of the 16th century possibly in the Tyrol, Austria.  Inv 2352 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Aphrodite of Fréjus in the style known as "Venus Genetrix". A 1.64m high Roman statue, dating from the end of the 1st century BC to the start of the 1st century AD, in Parian marble, was discovered at Fréjus (Forum Julii) in 1650. It is considered as the best Roman copy of the lost Greek work. Louvre Museum, Paris<br />
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The Venus Genetrix style of statue depicts Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans) as Genetrix ( Latin for Mother). This sculptural type was adopted by the Julia-Claudian dynasty after Julius Caesar claimed that he was defended from Venus herself.  The original lost Greek statue is attributed to Greek sculpture Callimachus who created a Bronze Aphrodite in 420-410. According to Pliny's Natural History showing her dressed in a light but clinging chiton or peplos, which was lowered on the left shoulder to reveal her left breast and hung down in a sheer face and decoratively carved so as not to hide the outlines of the woman's body. Venus was depicted holding the apple won in the Judgement of Paris in her left hand, whilst her right hand moved to cover her head. From the lost bronze original are derived all surviving copies. The composition was frontal, the body's form monumental, and in the surviving Roman replicas its proportions are close to the Polyclitean, an ancient Greek sculptor in bronze of the fifth century BC.
  • Painted relief panel of the Annonciation of the Virgin, made at the start of the 16th century possibly in the Tyrol, Austria.  Inv 2352 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted relief panel of the Annonciation of the Virgin, made at the start of the 16th century possibly in the Tyrol, Austria.  Inv 2352 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval elephant ivory plaque with traces of paint made in Italy in the 13th or start of the 14th century.  The crucifixion is a rare example of a Gothic piece being inspired by 11th century Romanesque works.  inv 7268, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval elephant ivory plaque with traces of paint made in Italy in the 13th or start of the 14th century.  The crucifixion is a rare example of a Gothic piece being inspired by 11th century Romanesque works.  inv 7268, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Aphrodite of Fréjus in the style known as "Venus Genetrix". A 1.64m high Roman statue, dating from the end of the 1st century BC to the start of the 1st century AD, in Parian marble, was discovered at Fréjus (Forum Julii) in 1650. It is considered as the best Roman copy of the lost Greek work. Louvre Museum, Paris<br />
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The Venus Genetrix style of statue depicts Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans) as Genetrix ( Latin for Mother). This sculptural type was adopted by the Julia-Claudian dynasty after Julius Caesar claimed that he was defended from Venus herself.  The original lost Greek statue is attributed to Greek sculpture Callimachus who created a Bronze Aphrodite in 420-410. According to Pliny's Natural History showing her dressed in a light but clinging chiton or peplos, which was lowered on the left shoulder to reveal her left breast and hung down in a sheer face and decoratively carved so as not to hide the outlines of the woman's body. Venus was depicted holding the apple won in the Judgement of Paris in her left hand, whilst her right hand moved to cover her head. From the lost bronze original are derived all surviving copies. The composition was frontal, the body's form monumental, and in the surviving Roman replicas its proportions are close to the Polyclitean, an ancient Greek sculptor in bronze of the fifth century BC.
  • Inside the Rhone Glacier - The start of the Rhone River - Switzerland
  • Inside the Rhone Glacier - The start of the Rhone River - Switzerland
  • Inside the Rhone Glacier - The start of the Rhone River - Switzerland
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry being cooked with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • low full length view of the  Riace bronze Greek statue A cast about 460 BC. statue A was probably sculpted by Myron. The style of the Riace statues straddles the archaic period and heralds the start of the classical period. Both statues depict strong young naked warriors who stand calmly but exuding great power. Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia,  Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  • Black and white floor mosaic showing the boats on the Nile. From the Cellae vinariae Nova and Arruntiana by the Tiber in Lungara, Rome. Start of 2nd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Medieval elephant ivory plaque with traces of paint made in Italy in the 13th or start of the 14th century.  The crucifixion is a rare example of a Gothic piece being inspired by 11th century Romanesque works.  inv 7268, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval elephant ivory plaque with traces of paint made in Italy in the 13th or start of the 14th century.  The crucifixion is a rare example of a Gothic piece being inspired by 11th century Romanesque works.  inv 7268, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval elephant ivory plaque with traces of paint made in Italy in the 13th or start of the 14th century.  The crucifixion is a rare example of a Gothic piece being inspired by 11th century Romanesque works.  inv 7268, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval elephant ivory plaque with traces of paint made in Italy in the 13th or start of the 14th century.  The crucifixion is a rare example of a Gothic piece being inspired by 11th century Romanesque works.  inv 7268, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Aphrodite of Fréjus in the style known as "Venus Genetrix". A 1.64m high Roman statue, dating from the end of the 1st century BC to the start of the 1st century AD, in Parian marble, was discovered at Fréjus (Forum Julii) in 1650. It is considered as the best Roman copy of the lost Greek work. Louvre Museum, Paris<br />
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The Venus Genetrix style of statue depicts Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans) as Genetrix ( Latin for Mother). This sculptural type was adopted by the Julia-Claudian dynasty after Julius Caesar claimed that he was defended from Venus herself.  The original lost Greek statue is attributed to Greek sculpture Callimachus who created a Bronze Aphrodite in 420-410. According to Pliny's Natural History showing her dressed in a light but clinging chiton or peplos, which was lowered on the left shoulder to reveal her left breast and hung down in a sheer face and decoratively carved so as not to hide the outlines of the woman's body. Venus was depicted holding the apple won in the Judgement of Paris in her left hand, whilst her right hand moved to cover her head. From the lost bronze original are derived all surviving copies. The composition was frontal, the body's form monumental, and in the surviving Roman replicas its proportions are close to the Polyclitean, an ancient Greek sculptor in bronze of the fifth century BC.
  • Aphrodite of Fréjus in the style known as "Venus Genetrix". A 1.64m high Roman statue, dating from the end of the 1st century BC to the start of the 1st century AD, in Parian marble, was discovered at Fréjus (Forum Julii) in 1650. It is considered as the best Roman copy of the lost Greek work. Louvre Museum, Paris<br />
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The Venus Genetrix style of statue depicts Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans) as Genetrix ( Latin for Mother). This sculptural type was adopted by the Julia-Claudian dynasty after Julius Caesar claimed that he was defended from Venus herself.  The original lost Greek statue is attributed to Greek sculpture Callimachus who created a Bronze Aphrodite in 420-410. According to Pliny's Natural History showing her dressed in a light but clinging chiton or peplos, which was lowered on the left shoulder to reveal her left breast and hung down in a sheer face and decoratively carved so as not to hide the outlines of the woman's body. Venus was depicted holding the apple won in the Judgement of Paris in her left hand, whilst her right hand moved to cover her head. From the lost bronze original are derived all surviving copies. The composition was frontal, the body's form monumental, and in the surviving Roman replicas its proportions are close to the Polyclitean, an ancient Greek sculptor in bronze of the fifth century BC.
  • Aphrodite of Fréjus in the style known as "Venus Genetrix". A 1.64m high Roman statue, dating from the end of the 1st century BC to the start of the 1st century AD, in Parian marble, was discovered at Fréjus (Forum Julii) in 1650. It is considered as the best Roman copy of the lost Greek work. Louvre Museum, Paris<br />
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The Venus Genetrix style of statue depicts Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans) as Genetrix ( Latin for Mother). This sculptural type was adopted by the Julia-Claudian dynasty after Julius Caesar claimed that he was defended from Venus herself.  The original lost Greek statue is attributed to Greek sculpture Callimachus who created a Bronze Aphrodite in 420-410. According to Pliny's Natural History showing her dressed in a light but clinging chiton or peplos, which was lowered on the left shoulder to reveal her left breast and hung down in a sheer face and decoratively carved so as not to hide the outlines of the woman's body. Venus was depicted holding the apple won in the Judgement of Paris in her left hand, whilst her right hand moved to cover her head. From the lost bronze original are derived all surviving copies. The composition was frontal, the body's form monumental, and in the surviving Roman replicas its proportions are close to the Polyclitean, an ancient Greek sculptor in bronze of the fifth century BC.
  • Painted relief panel of the Annonciation of the Virgin, made at the start of the 16th century possibly in the Tyrol, Austria.  Inv 2352 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted relief panel of the Annonciation of the Virgin, made at the start of the 16th century possibly in the Tyrol, Austria.  Inv 2352 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted relief panel of the Annonciation of the Virgin, made at the start of the 16th century possibly in the Tyrol, Austria.  Inv 2352 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval elephant ivory plaque with traces of paint made in Italy in the 13th or start of the 14th century.  The crucifixion is a rare example of a Gothic piece being inspired by 11th century Romanesque works.  inv 7268, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval elephant ivory plaque with traces of paint made in Italy in the 13th or start of the 14th century.  The crucifixion is a rare example of a Gothic piece being inspired by 11th century Romanesque works.  inv 7268, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval elephant ivory plaque with traces of paint made in Italy in the 13th or start of the 14th century.  The crucifixion is a rare example of a Gothic piece being inspired by 11th century Romanesque works.  inv 7268, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Aphrodite of Fréjus in the style known as "Venus Genetrix". A 1.64m high Roman statue, dating from the end of the 1st century BC to the start of the 1st century AD, in Parian marble, was discovered at Fréjus (Forum Julii) in 1650. It is considered as the best Roman copy of the lost Greek work. Louvre Museum, Paris<br />
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The Venus Genetrix style of statue depicts Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans) as Genetrix ( Latin for Mother). This sculptural type was adopted by the Julia-Claudian dynasty after Julius Caesar claimed that he was defended from Venus herself.  The original lost Greek statue is attributed to Greek sculpture Callimachus who created a Bronze Aphrodite in 420-410. According to Pliny's Natural History showing her dressed in a light but clinging chiton or peplos, which was lowered on the left shoulder to reveal her left breast and hung down in a sheer face and decoratively carved so as not to hide the outlines of the woman's body. Venus was depicted holding the apple won in the Judgement of Paris in her left hand, whilst her right hand moved to cover her head. From the lost bronze original are derived all surviving copies. The composition was frontal, the body's form monumental, and in the surviving Roman replicas its proportions are close to the Polyclitean, an ancient Greek sculptor in bronze of the fifth century BC.
  • Aphrodite of Fréjus in the style known as "Venus Genetrix". A 1.64m high Roman statue, dating from the end of the 1st century BC to the start of the 1st century AD, in Parian marble, was discovered at Fréjus (Forum Julii) in 1650. It is considered as the best Roman copy of the lost Greek work. Louvre Museum, Paris<br />
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The Venus Genetrix style of statue depicts Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans) as Genetrix ( Latin for Mother). This sculptural type was adopted by the Julia-Claudian dynasty after Julius Caesar claimed that he was defended from Venus herself.  The original lost Greek statue is attributed to Greek sculpture Callimachus who created a Bronze Aphrodite in 420-410. According to Pliny's Natural History showing her dressed in a light but clinging chiton or peplos, which was lowered on the left shoulder to reveal her left breast and hung down in a sheer face and decoratively carved so as not to hide the outlines of the woman's body. Venus was depicted holding the apple won in the Judgement of Paris in her left hand, whilst her right hand moved to cover her head. From the lost bronze original are derived all surviving copies. The composition was frontal, the body's form monumental, and in the surviving Roman replicas its proportions are close to the Polyclitean, an ancient Greek sculptor in bronze of the fifth century BC.
  • Aphrodite of Fréjus in the style known as "Venus Genetrix". A 1.64m high Roman statue, dating from the end of the 1st century BC to the start of the 1st century AD, in Parian marble, was discovered at Fréjus (Forum Julii) in 1650. It is considered as the best Roman copy of the lost Greek work. Louvre Museum, Paris<br />
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The Venus Genetrix style of statue depicts Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans) as Genetrix ( Latin for Mother). This sculptural type was adopted by the Julia-Claudian dynasty after Julius Caesar claimed that he was defended from Venus herself.  The original lost Greek statue is attributed to Greek sculpture Callimachus who created a Bronze Aphrodite in 420-410. According to Pliny's Natural History showing her dressed in a light but clinging chiton or peplos, which was lowered on the left shoulder to reveal her left breast and hung down in a sheer face and decoratively carved so as not to hide the outlines of the woman's body. Venus was depicted holding the apple won in the Judgement of Paris in her left hand, whilst her right hand moved to cover her head. From the lost bronze original are derived all surviving copies. The composition was frontal, the body's form monumental, and in the surviving Roman replicas its proportions are close to the Polyclitean, an ancient Greek sculptor in bronze of the fifth century BC.
  • Rhone Glacier - The start of the Rhone River - Switzerland
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of Circus Maximus from the Palaestra depicting a chariot race at the Circus Maximus, room no 15 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt depicting hunters with a dead boar and hunters making an offering at an altar, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt depicting deer being caught in a net trap, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt depicting boys hunting a song bird in a tree, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt depicting dogs chasing a fox, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.

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