• 11th Century Byzantine mosaic of  Emperor Constantine IX Monmachus making an offering of money . Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine Deësis ( Entreaty) mosaic , 1261, in which the Virgin Mary & John The Baptist,  both shown in three-quarters profile, are imploring the intercession of Christ Pantocrator for humanity on Judgment Day.   Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 12th Century Byzantine mosaic of  Empress Irene  (Eirene) making an offering as symbolised by the scroll. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
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Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
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National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
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The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
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Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
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National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
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The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • Byzantine mosaics in the Cathedral of Monreale- Jacob steals the blessing of his father intended for Esau- Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Byzantine mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of Noah putting animals into the arc, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of Rebecca and Abraham  Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of with a depiction of Christ Pantocrator on the apse and main altar, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • Byzantine mosaics of Jesus Christ in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Byzantine mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Byzantine mosaics of Jesus Christ in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Main Isle and altar wioth Byzantine mosaics  in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of Noah's Arc, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of Noah building the arc, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of Noah putting animals into the arc, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of Rebecca and Abraham, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • Byzantine mosaics in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Byzantine mosaics in the Cathedral of Monreale - Rebecca waters Abrahams camels - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Byzantine mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible of the building o the Tower of Babel in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Byzantine mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Byzantine mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible about Noah  in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Byzantine mosaics in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Byzantine mosaics in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Byzantine mosaics of Jesus Christ in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Byzantine mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Byzantine mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Byzantine mosaics of Jesus Christ in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Main Isle and altar wioth Byzantine mosaics  in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Main Isle and altar wioth Byzantine mosaics  in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Main Isle and altar wioth Byzantine mosaics  in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of biblical senes, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • Mosaic depicting Empress Theodora and attendants. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic panel depicting The sacrifice of Isaac.  Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic depicting Abel making sacrifice. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Apse of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic depicting Empress Theodora and attendants. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic depicting Emperor Justinian I. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Bible story of Noah, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of St Peter & Paul & Emperor Nero, Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of St Paul being bapitised  in the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & altar,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator above the altar of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & altar,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of St Paul being bapitised  in the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the life of St Peter, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Byzantine mosaic of Tabitha being raised from the dead by Saint Peter. Tabitha is adorned with the garments she had woven for some widows and had given to them as charity. The Palatine Chapel, Norman Palace, Sicily travel photos & pictures available as stock photos, pictures & images & also to download as photo art prints.
  • Byzantine Christian Mosaics of The Palatine Chapel  ( Capella Palatina) in The Norman Palace (Palazzo dei Normanni), Palermo, Sicily
  • Byzantine mosaics at the Palatine Chapel ( Capella Palatina ) Norman Palace Palermo, Sicily, It
  • Byzantine mosaics at the Palatine Chapel ( Capella Palatina ) Norman Palace Palermo, Sicily, Italy. St Paul.
  • Byzantine mosaics at the Palatine Chapel ( Capella Palatina ) Norman Palace Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Christ in the ceiling dome with the angels.
  • Byzantine mosaics at the Palatine Chapel ( Capella Palatina ) Norman Palace Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the Bible story of Rebecca watering the vcamels, Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the Bible story of Rebecca watering the vcamels, Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of St Paul preaching in then fleeing from Damascus, Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of St Peter & Paul & Emperor Nero, Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the Life of St Paul in the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the Life of St Paul in the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of St Paul being bapitised  in the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style tiles of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator on the end of the main aisle, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator on the end of the main aisle, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & altar,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style tiles of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator on the end of the main aisle, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & dome of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Byzantine mosaics at the Palatine Chapel ( Capella Palatina ) Norman Palace Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Christ with Saint Peter and Paul abouve the throne stage.
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the story of Adam & Eve being expelled from Eden,  the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of St Paul preaching in then fleeing from Damascus, Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of St Peter & St Paul,  the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style tiles of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of St Paul preaching in then fleeing from Damascus, Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the Life of St Paul in the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle of the  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of St Ambrose,  the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the Bible story of building Babel Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of St Paul preaching in then fleeing from Damascus, Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of St Paul preaching in then fleeing from Damascus, Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style tiles of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & dome of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of St Paul being bapitised  in the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of St Ambrose,  the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Bible story of Noah, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the Bible story of building Babel Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of St Peter meeting St Paul, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & altar,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & altar,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Byzantine Christian Mosaics of The Palatine Chapel  ( Capella Palatina) in The Norman Palace (Palazzo dei Normanni), Palermo, Sicily. Scenes of Christ and from the Bible.
  • Byzantine Christian Mosaics of The Palatine Chapel  ( Capella Palatina) in The Norman Palace (Palazzo dei Normanni), Palermo, Sicily. Scenes of Christ and from the Bible.
  • Byzantine Christian Mosaics of The Palatine Chapel  ( Capella Palatina) in The Norman Palace (Palazzo dei Normanni), Palermo, Sicily. Scenes of Christ and from the Bible.
  • Byzantine Christian Mosaics of The Palatine Chapel  ( Capella Palatina) in The Norman Palace (Palazzo dei Normanni), Palermo, Sicily. Scenes of Christ and from the Bible.
  • Byzantine Christian Mosaics of The Palatine Chapel  ( Capella Palatina) in The Norman Palace (Palazzo dei Normanni), Palermo, Sicily. Scenes of Christ and from the Bible.
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) at sunset, built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey
  • The exterior of the 6th century Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) built by Emperor Justinian. The size of the dome was un-surpassed until the 16th century, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ornate Byzantine column capital in the Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Tympanum of the south door of the 12the century  church of St Peter & St Paul depicting Chirst in Majest, Pantocrator, with flying angels each side holding up the Mandorla or aureol he is sitting in. This is very typical of Eastern Roman or Byzantine art and the geometric designs suggest this is Norman art of the 12th century rebuilding  of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting the building of the tower of Babel in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • North wall mosaics depicting scenes from the Bible in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its Anastasis fresco of the parecclesion chapel. Christ is depicted saving Adam and Eve by reurecting them from their sarcophagi. Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist  Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum  Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and the fresco in the dome of the parecclesion of the Virgin Mary and twelve angels .Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist  Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum  Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the Virgin Mary praying. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Theodore Metochites presenting a model of the Chora church to Christ (panel I-48). Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the procession of the Virgins. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its Anastasis fresco of the parecclesion chapel. Christ is depicted saving Adam and Eve by reurecting them from their sarcophagi. Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist  Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum  Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the presentation of the Virgin Mary as a child to the Temple. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • Byzantine Mosaics of the Virgin Mary and Child above the altar of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church on the island of Torcello, Venice, northern Italy. It is a notable example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto.
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the presentation of the Virgin Mary as a child to the Temple. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Michael Palialogos VIII. Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of Satan trying to deceive Jesus (panel D-8). Endowed between 1315-1321  by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul
  • Medieval ivory relief panel from a diptych depicting a triumphant Byzantine Roman Emperor, probably Justinian. From Constantinople, 6th century. Inv. OA 9063, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian ivory diptych depicting the Nativity, the crucifixion and the Profits. Thirteenth century probably from Byzantine Roman Constantinople, present day Istanbul. Inv. OA 12442, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Oia, ( Ia )  Santorini - Blue domed Byzantine Orthodox churches, - Greek Cyclades islands - Photos, pictures and images
  • Oia, ( Ia )  Santorini - Blue domed Byzantine Orthodox churches, - Greek Cyclades islands - Photos, pictures and images
  • Oia, ( Ia )  Santorini - Blue domed Byzantine Orthodox churches, - Greek Cyclades islands - Photos, pictures and images
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of Christ and the  Apostles now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of an Apostle holding a book now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Twelfth century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse of Estaon depicting a Byzantine style angels with Archangel Gabriel,  from the church of Sant Eulalia d’Estaon, Vall de Cardos, Catalonia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15969
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of an Apostle holding a book now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of the Apostles now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of Christ and the  Apostles now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of an Apostle holding a book now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
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Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
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National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
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The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The 19th century minbar (mimbar or mimber)  pulpit  where the imam  stood to deliver sermons or in the Hussainia where the speaker sits and lectures the congregation. Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Islamic writings in the Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Islamic decoration on the domes of the interior of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) , Istanbul, Turkey
  • Reconstucted Byzantine style frescos of the 4th century AD 3 aisled Roamnesque basilica of Saint Demetrius, or Hagios Demetrios, Άγιος Δημήτριος, a Palaeochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Reconstucted Byzantine style frescos of the 4th century AD 3 aisled Roamnesque basilica of Saint Demetrius, or Hagios Demetrios,  , a Palaeochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Reconstucted Byzantine style frescos of the 4th century AD 3 aisled Roamnesque basilica of Saint Demetrius, or Hagios Demetrios,  , a Palaeochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Reconstucted Byzantine style frescos of the 4th century AD 3 aisled Roamnesque basilica of Saint Demetrius, or Hagios Demetrios,  , a Palaeochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Icons in the 4th century AD Church of Saint Demetrius, or Hagios Demetrios,  , a Palaeochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting a stag - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
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The stag is a traditional Christian symbol for Christ, Who tramples and destroys the Devil. In the Medieval bestiaries the stag as an enemy of snakes. It was believed that stags was believed to chase snakes into their holes or rock crevices, driving them out by flooding the hole with the breath or water from its mouth, and eating them. <br />
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These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
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Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
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The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia. Against a grey art background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting Adam & Eve with a serpent wrapped around a tree between them - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
<br />
The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia.  Against a black background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting two Peacocks - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
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The patterns of peacock tails contain round decorations. These were seen to be the symbolic eyes of omnipotence and often ascribed to the Archangel Michael. The peacock’s feather is sometimes associated with St. Barbara Also, The peacock, (due to an ancient myth that Peacock flesh did not decay), is seen as a symbol of immortality.<br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
<br />
The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting a stag - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
The stag is a traditional Christian symbol for Christ, Who tramples and destroys the Devil. In the Medieval bestiaries the stag as an enemy of snakes. It was believed that stags was believed to chase snakes into their holes or rock crevices, driving them out by flooding the hole with the breath or water from its mouth, and eating them. <br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
<br />
The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia
  • Detail of a 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting Christ changing Water into wine - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
<br />
The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia. Against a grey art background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting Christ - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
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The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia.  Against a black background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting Abraham about to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice<br />
  - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
<br />
The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting Adam & Eve with a serpent wrapped around a tree between them - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
<br />
The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia.  Against a white background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting Adam & Eve with a serpent wrapped around a tree between them - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
<br />
The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia.   Against a grey background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting a bird - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
<br />
The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia.   Against a grey background.
  • Detail of a 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting Christ - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
<br />
The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia.   Against a grey background.
  • Detail of a 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting Christ changing Water into wine - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
<br />
The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia.  Against a white background.
  • Detail of a 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting Christ changing Water into wine - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional atti-tudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additio-nal details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
<br />
The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting a bird - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
<br />
The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia.  Against a white background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting a bird - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
<br />
The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia.  Against a black background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting a bird - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
<br />
The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting Christ changing Water into wine - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional atti-tudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
<br />
The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia.  Against a black background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting Christ changing Water into wine - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
<br />
These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
<br />
Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional atti-tudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
<br />
The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia.   Against a grey background.
  • Byzantine fresco of Christ on the cross in the church of  Saint Nicolas.   Mystras ,  Sparta, the Peloponnese, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Byzantine fresco of the church of  Saint Nicolas.   Mystras ,  Sparta, the Peloponnese, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Byzantine fresco of the church of  Saint Nicolas.   Mystras ,  Sparta, the Peloponnese, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Rare 12th Century Greek Orthodox Byzantine Church of the Ayioi Apstoloi  Katomeria, Kea, Greek Cyclades Islands
  • Byzantine fresco of the church of  Saint Nicolas.   Mystras ,  Sparta, the Peloponnese, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Rare 12th Century Greek Orthodox Byzantine Church of the Ayioi Apstoloi  Katomeria, Kea, Greek Cyclades Islands
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels on the north wall of the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting scenes from left to right: Prince Bagrat, King George II, Queen Helen, King Bagrat III of Imereti.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine interior fresco in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church St George, 13th century.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine apse fresco of Theotokos, depicting the Virgin Mary, the  Mother of God, and child,  in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church St George, 13th century, depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels on the north wall of the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting Christ riding on a Donkey.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting saints.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting scenes from the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine mosaics and frescoes in the interior of the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106. The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting scenes from the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels on the north wall of the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting Christ riding on a Donkey.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting a Georgian King and Queen.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine apse fresco in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church St George, 13th century, depicting scenes from the life of Christ.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine apse fresco in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church St George, 13th century, depicting scenes from the life of Christ.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting a scene from the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, into Heaven .  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting saints.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine apse fresco of Theotokos, depicting the Virgin Mary, the  Mother of God, and child,  in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church St George, 13th century, depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting a Georgian King and Queen.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine tympanum fresco of Theotokos, depicting the Virgin Mary, the  Mother of God, and child, 1126-1130, in the apse of the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106. The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine mosaics and frescoes in the interior of the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106. The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Early seventh Century Christian Roman Byzantine commemoration mosaic from the baptistery of a rural church in Wadi Arremal, present day Zaghouan Region of Tunisia. The Bardo National Museum, Tunis, Tunisia. Against a grey art background.<br />
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The mosaic shows workers construction the early christian church the mosaic commemorates. The mosaic can be regarded as being late Roman of early Byzantine Roman as the area came under the rule of Constantinople during this period
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of the central apse with Christ Pantocrator (in majesty) in a maodorla, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of biblical scenes, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of scens from the life of Christ, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia. Panorama
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of the central apse with Christ Pantocrator (in majesty) in a maodorla, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Interior Byzantine Romanesque style Christian frescoes of biblical scenes, Santissima Trinita di Saccargia, consecrated 1116 AD, Codrongianos, Sardinia.
  • Worker with a column on a horse cart, a detail from an early seventh Century Christian Roman Byzantine commemoration mosaic from the baptistery of a rural church in Wadi Arremal, present day Zaghouan Region of Tunisia, The Bardo National Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.<br />
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The mosaic shows workers construction the early christian church the mosaic commemorates. The mosaic can be regarded as being late Roman of early Byzantine Roman as the area came under the rule of Constantinople during this period

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