• The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • Arial View of Plazza Cisterna, San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Medieval houses at night around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses at night around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses at night around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses at night around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses at night around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers- San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers- San Gimignano - Italy
  • Town Entrance walls and chaple - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Orange and yellow gourded arranged in a traditional painted bowl
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • White flowers
  • Nude women manaquin torso covered with coloured powder
  • Donut Peaches piled on top of each other against a black background
  • Donut Peaches piled on top of each other against a black background
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • Hot Air Balloons over the Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval walls entrance gate and tower of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • Long shot of the medieval defensive towers of San Gimignano at sunset, Tuscany, Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Elsa Valley From San Gimignano at dawn with Hot Air Balloons - Tuscany Chianti Italy.
  • Arial View of Plazza Cisterna, San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses at night around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Views across the vineyards and olive groves of the Chianti Region from San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy.
  • Medieval Towers- San Gimignano - Italy
  • Church Tower in Colle Di Val D'Elsa - Tuscany, Italy.
  • Romanesque Chapel - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval along street - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval housesof Town Museum - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Orange and yellow gourded arranged
  • Orange and yellow gourded arranged
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Colouful fruit in a fruit bowl
  • Donut Peaches piled on top of each other against a black background
  • Donut Peaches piled on top of each other against a black background
  • Arial View of Plazza Cisterna, San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Unusual Minoan  rhython  libation vessel consisting of hollow rings, Zakros Palace  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Very early unusual Minoan horned pot with white and red linear motifs,  vaulted tombs Lebena 3000-2100 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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Made of grey clay these pots are the earliest found in the Lebena vaulted tombs
  • Unusual Minoan Kernos with 3 rounded vessels and a base with double axe incisions, Archanes Phoumi 2100-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Unusual Minoan  rhython  libation vessel consisting of hollow rings, Zakros Palace  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Unusual Minoan  rhython  libation vessel consisting of hollow rings, Zakros Palace  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Very early unusual Minoan horned pot with white and red linear motifs,  vaulted tombs Lebena 3000-2100 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
<br />
Made of grey clay these pots are the earliest found in the Lebena vaulted tombs
  • Very early unusual Minoan horned pot with white and red linear motifs,  vaulted tombs Lebena 3000-2100 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
<br />
Made of grey clay these pots are the earliest found in the Lebena vaulted tombs
  • Unusual Minoan Kernos with 3 rounded vessels and a base with double axe incisions, Archanes Phoumi 2100-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Unusual Minoan  rhython  libation vessel consisting of hollow rings, Zakros Palace  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Unusual Minoan  rhython  libation vessel consisting of hollow rings, Zakros Palace  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Very early unusual Minoan horned pot with white and red linear motifs,  vaulted tombs Lebena 3000-2100 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
<br />
Made of grey clay these pots are the earliest found in the Lebena vaulted tombs
  • Very early unusual Minoan horned pot with white and red linear motifs,  vaulted tombs Lebena 3000-2100 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
<br />
Made of grey clay these pots are the earliest found in the Lebena vaulted tombs
  • Unusual Minoan Kernos with 3 rounded vessels and a base with double axe incisions, Archanes Phoumi 2100-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Unusual Minoan Kernos with 3 rounded vessels and a base with double axe incisions, Archanes Phoumi 2100-1900 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
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Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
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Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • One of the earkliest known ancient Greek grave stele, from Tangra in Boeotia, 6th cent BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum, cat no 56. <br />
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This unusual funery stele was erected by Amphalkes on the grave of Dermys and Kitylos acprding to its inscription. The two dead youths were probably brothers and are depicted embracing each other. Dermys stands on the left and Kitylos on the right. Originally the stele would have been crowned by a sphinx. Sculpted in a Boeotian workshop during the first quater of the 6th century BC
  • One of the earkliest known ancient Greek grave stele, from Tangra in Boeotia, 6th cent BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum, cat no 56.   Against grey.<br />
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This unusual funery stele was erected by Amphalkes on the grave of Dermys and Kitylos acprding to its inscription. The two dead youths were probably brothers and are depicted embracing each other. Dermys stands on the left and Kitylos on the right. Originally the stele would have been crowned by a sphinx. Sculpted in a Boeotian workshop during the first quater of the 6th century BC
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • The unusual Baroque interior of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of the Metamorphosis,  Ermoupolis, Syros Island [ ????? ] , Greek Cyclades Islands
  • The unusual Baroque interior of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of the Metamorphosis,  Ermoupolis, Syros Island [ ????? ] , Greek Cyclades Islands
  • The unusual Baroque interior of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of the Metamorphosis,  Ermoupolis, Syros Island [ ????? ] , Greek Cyclades Islands
  • The unusual Baroque interior of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of the Metamorphosis,  Ermoupolis, Syros Island [ ????? ] , Greek Cyclades Islands
  • The unusual Baroque interior of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of the Metamorphosis,  Ermoupolis, Syros Island [ ????? ] , Greek Cyclades Islands
  • Ancient Egyptian stele didicated to the swallow and cat by Nebra, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background. Drovetti Cat No 1591.<br />
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In the top register of this votive stele a swallow  (Hirundinidae) is shown perched on top of a shrine. An offering table is placed in front of it on the right side. The bird is called "the good swallow". In the lower register Nakhamun and Khay, Nebre's two sons, kneel in adoration in front of a large cat. They both hold a bouquet in their right hand, the left hand is raised in adoration before the good cat" (Houlihan,1996,87). The swallow and the cat both represent two minor deities, Menet and Tamit, who are  closely connected with the region of the Theban necropolis. It is unusual that this stele has been dedicated by Nebre, the royal craftsman, without him being depicted.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele didicated to the swallow and cat by Nebra, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Drovetti Cat No 1591.<br />
<br />
In the top register of this votive stele a swallow  (Hirundinidae) is shown perched on top of a shrine. An offering table is placed in front of it on the right side. The bird is called "the good swallow". In the lower register Nakhamun and Khay, Nebre's two sons, kneel in adoration in front of a large cat. They both hold a bouquet in their right hand, the left hand is raised in adoration before the good cat" (Houlihan,1996,87). The swallow and the cat both represent two minor deities, Menet and Tamit, who are  closely connected with the region of the Theban necropolis. It is unusual that this stele has been dedicated by Nebre, the royal craftsman, without him being depicted.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele didicated to the swallow and cat by Nebra, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background. Drovetti Cat No 1591.<br />
<br />
In the top register of this votive stele a swallow  (Hirundinidae) is shown perched on top of a shrine. An offering table is placed in front of it on the right side. The bird is called "the good swallow". In the lower register Nakhamun and Khay, Nebre's two sons, kneel in adoration in front of a large cat. They both hold a bouquet in their right hand, the left hand is raised in adoration before the good cat" (Houlihan,1996,87). The swallow and the cat both represent two minor deities, Menet and Tamit, who are  closely connected with the region of the Theban necropolis. It is unusual that this stele has been dedicated by Nebre, the royal craftsman, without him being depicted.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele didicated to the swallow and cat by Nebra, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. . Drovetti Cat No 1591.<br />
<br />
In the top register of this votive stele a swallow  (Hirundinidae) is shown perched on top of a shrine. An offering table is placed in front of it on the right side. The bird is called "the good swallow". In the lower register Nakhamun and Khay, Nebre's two sons, kneel in adoration in front of a large cat. They both hold a bouquet in their right hand, the left hand is raised in adoration before the good cat" (Houlihan,1996,87). The swallow and the cat both represent two minor deities, Menet and Tamit, who are  closely connected with the region of the Theban necropolis. It is unusual that this stele has been dedicated by Nebre, the royal craftsman, without him being depicted.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele didicated to the swallow and cat by Nebra, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Drovetti Cat No 1591.<br />
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In the top register of this votive stele a swallow  (Hirundinidae) is shown perched on top of a shrine. An offering table is placed in front of it on the right side. The bird is called "the good swallow". In the lower register Nakhamun and Khay, Nebre's two sons, kneel in adoration in front of a large cat. They both hold a bouquet in their right hand, the left hand is raised in adoration before the good cat" (Houlihan,1996,87). The swallow and the cat both represent two minor deities, Menet and Tamit, who are  closely connected with the region of the Theban necropolis. It is unusual that this stele has been dedicated by Nebre, the royal craftsman, without him being depicted.
  • One of the earkliest known ancient Greek grave stele, from Tangra in Boeotia, 6th cent BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum, cat no 56.   Against white.<br />
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This unusual funery stele was erected by Amphalkes on the grave of Dermys and Kitylos acprding to its inscription. The two dead youths were probably brothers and are depicted embracing each other. Dermys stands on the left and Kitylos on the right. Originally the stele would have been crowned by a sphinx. Sculpted in a Boeotian workshop during the first quater of the 6th century BC
  • One of the earkliest known ancient Greek grave stele, from Tangra in Boeotia, 6th cent BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum, cat no 56.   Against black.<br />
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This unusual funery stele was erected by Amphalkes on the grave of Dermys and Kitylos acprding to its inscription. The two dead youths were probably brothers and are depicted embracing each other. Dermys stands on the left and Kitylos on the right. Originally the stele would have been crowned by a sphinx. Sculpted in a Boeotian workshop during the first quater of the 6th century BC
  • One of the earkliest known ancient Greek grave stele, from Tangra in Boeotia, 6th cent BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum, cat no 56.   Against grey.<br />
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This unusual funery stele was erected by Amphalkes on the grave of Dermys and Kitylos acprding to its inscription. The two dead youths were probably brothers and are depicted embracing each other. Dermys stands on the left and Kitylos on the right. Originally the stele would have been crowned by a sphinx. Sculpted in a Boeotian workshop during the first quater of the 6th century BC
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
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Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
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Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
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La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
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Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • The unusual Baroque interior of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of the Metamorphosis,  Ermoupolis, Syros Island [ ????? ] , Greek Cyclades Islands
  • The unusual Baroque interior of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of the Metamorphosis,  Ermoupolis, Syros Island [ ????? ] , Greek Cyclades Islands
  • The unusual Baroque interior of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of the Metamorphosis,  Ermoupolis, Syros Island [ ????? ] , Greek Cyclades Islands
  • The unusual Baroque interior of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of the Metamorphosis,  Ermoupolis, Syros Island [ ????? ] , Greek Cyclades Islands
  • Baroque entrance to the old Gothic Jewish Sinagogue (Alt Synagoge) with the unusual 9 candle stand - Sopron, Hungary
  • Baroque entrance to the old Gothic Jewish Sinagogue (Alt Synagoge) with the unusual 9 candle stand - Sopron, Hungary
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Ancient Greek Cycladic statue torso fragment: Canonical spedos variety , Early Cycladic period II, Syros phase 2800-2300 BC. Cycladic Museum of Art, Athens. Female figurine statuette : Cycladic Canonical type, Kapsala variety. Against white.<br />
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Arrtibuted to 'Goulandris Master'.  A very rare unique example of a canonical Spedos variety Cycladic statue of a male. The genetals are carved in the round in a naturalistic manner and unusually the forearms dont touch as in the female figures. This is a totaly unique example of a Cycladic canonical male figure of monumental dimensions.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Poseidon and Amphitrite,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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The two god-like tritons, Poseidon and Amphitrite, are seated on two sea horses accompanied by two fish legged tritons below. Between the tritons sits a sea-putto of baby triton. The male god is in the form of Poseidon crowned by his wife Amphitrite. Unusually he wears a military cloak and they might be an emperor and his wife (such as Claudius and Agrippina) in the guise of Poseidon and Amphitrite
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Poseidon and Amphitrite,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The two god-like tritons, Poseidon and Amphitrite, are seated on two sea horses accompanied by two fish legged tritons below. Between the tritons sits a sea-putto of baby triton. The male god is in the form of Poseidon crowned by his wife Amphitrite. Unusually he wears a military cloak and they might be an emperor and his wife (such as Claudius and Agrippina) in the guise of Poseidon and Amphitrite
  • Ancient Greek Cycladic statue torso fragment: Canonical spedos variety , Early Cycladic period II, Syros phase 2800-2300 BC. Cycladic Museum of Art, Athens.   Against black<br />
<br />
Arrtibuted to 'Goulandris Master'.  A very rare unique example of a canonical Spedos variety Cycladic statue of a male. The genetals are carved in the round in a naturalistic manner and unusually the forearms dont touch as in the female figures. This is a totaly unique example of a Cycladic canonical male figure of monumental dimensions.
  • Ancient Greek Cycladic statue torso fragment: Canonical spedos variety , Early Cycladic period II, Syros phase 2800-2300 BC. Cycladic Museum of Art, Athens.  Grey Background. <br />
<br />
Arrtibuted to 'Goulandris Master'.  A very rare unique example of a canonical Spedos variety Cycladic statue of a male. The genetals are carved in the round in a naturalistic manner and unusually the forearms dont touch as in the female figures. This is a totaly unique example of a Cycladic canonical male figure of monumental dimensions.
  • Ancient Greek Cycladic statue torso fragment: Canonical spedos variety , Early Cycladic period II, Syros phase 2800-2300 BC. Cycladic Museum of Art, Athens. <br />
<br />
Arrtibuted to 'Goulandris Master'.  A very rare unique example of a canonical Spedos variety Cycladic statue of a male. The genetals are carved in the round in a naturalistic manner and unusually the forearms dont touch as in the female figures. This is a totaly unique example of a Cycladic canonical male figure of monumental dimensions.
  • Ancient Greek Cycladic statue torso fragment: Canonical spedos variety , Early Cycladic period II, Syros phase 2800-2300 BC. Cycladic Museum of Art, Athens.  Grey Background. <br />
<br />
Arrtibuted to 'Goulandris Master'.  A very rare unique example of a canonical Spedos variety Cycladic statue of a male. The genetals are carved in the round in a naturalistic manner and unusually the forearms dont touch as in the female figures. This is a totaly unique example of a Cycladic canonical male figure of monumental dimensions.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Poseidon and Amphitrite,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
<br />
The two god-like tritons, Poseidon and Amphitrite, are seated on two sea horses accompanied by two fish legged tritons below. Between the tritons sits a sea-putto of baby triton. The male god is in the form of Poseidon crowned by his wife Amphitrite. Unusually he wears a military cloak and they might be an emperor and his wife (such as Claudius and Agrippina) in the guise of Poseidon and Amphitrite
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Poseidon and Amphitrite,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
<br />
The two god-like tritons, Poseidon and Amphitrite, are seated on two sea horses accompanied by two fish legged tritons below. Between the tritons sits a sea-putto of baby triton. The male god is in the form of Poseidon crowned by his wife Amphitrite. Unusually he wears a military cloak and they might be an emperor and his wife (such as Claudius and Agrippina) in the guise of Poseidon and Amphitrite
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Poseidon and Amphitrite,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
<br />
The two god-like tritons, Poseidon and Amphitrite, are seated on two sea horses accompanied by two fish legged tritons below. Between the tritons sits a sea-putto of baby triton. The male god is in the form of Poseidon crowned by his wife Amphitrite. Unusually he wears a military cloak and they might be an emperor and his wife (such as Claudius and Agrippina) in the guise of Poseidon and Amphitrite

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