• The main central door ( Porta Maggiore ) mosaic and the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Statue of  of Saint Reparata on the facade of  the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • View of the Facade of the the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ), and its campinale & Baptistry  from Piazza del Duomo.  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Statues of the Virgin Mary flanked by the Apostles and the  the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Statue of Pope Eugene IV (1383 - 25 February 1447), born Gabriele Condulmer, was pope from 3 March 1431 until his death on the facade of  the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Facade of the the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ) built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • View of the Dome of the the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ), from the campinale.  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • View of the Facade of the the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ), and its campinale & Baptistry  from Piazza del Duomo.  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • close up of Gothic bas-relief sculptures on the facade of  the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • close up of Gothic bas-relief sculptures on the facade of  the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Campinale  of the the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ) from the top of the Dome.  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Memorial plaques at the Shrine to the Virgin Mary in The Stone Gate entrance Kamenita Vrata) to Zagreb's Gornji Grad, Croatia
  • Shrine to the Virgin Mary in The Stone Gate entrance Kamenita Vrata) to Zagreb's Gornji Grad, Croatia
  • Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church in the middle of  Lake Bled Slovenia.
  • Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church in the middle of  Lake Bled Slovenia.
  • Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church in the middle of  Lake Bled Slovenia.
  • Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church in the middle of  Lake Bled Slovenia.
  • Pantheon. the 2nd century Roman temple to all Roman Gods built by the Emperor Trajan. Now the Roman Catholic  church of St. Mary and the Martyrs. Rome
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna Of Humility With The Eternal Father In Glory, by Cenni di Francesco di Ser Cenni of Florence, circa 1375-80, tempera and gold leaf on wood. The Madonna and Child are depicted with the 12 apostles. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  212805. Against a white background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna Of Humility With The Eternal Father In Glory, by Cenni di Francesco di Ser Cenni of Florence, circa 1375-80, tempera and gold leaf on wood. The Madonna and Child are depicted with the 12 apostles. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  212805. Against a grey art background.
  • Gothic Altarpiece of the Madonna Nursing or Madonna Lactans, by Ramon de Mur, active around Tarrega and Montblanc circa 1412-1435, tempera and gold leaf on for wood, from the parish church of Santa Maria de Cervera (Segarra),  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  15818. Against a grey art background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child by Niccolo di Tommaso, circa 1362-1367, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  212809. Against a art background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child by Niccolo di Tommaso, circa 1362-1367, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  212809.
  • Gothic wooden statue of Madonna and Child from Bohemia, circa 1530-1540, tempera and gold leaf on wood,.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  65506.
  • Gothic wooden statue of Madonna and Child from Bohemia, circa 1530-1540, tempera and gold leaf on wood,.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  65506. Against a art background.
  • Gothic wooden statue of Madonna and Child by Seguidor de Diego de Siloe of Burgos, circa 1530-1540, tempera and gold leaf on wood, from the church of San Miguel de Medina del Campo, Valladolid..  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  131050. Against a white background.
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting the Magi or Three Kings from the Nativity, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child and the Saints, by Rossello di Jacopo Franchi, from Florence, 1st quarter of 15th century.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  15932.
  • Gothic painted panel of the Nativity scene by Taddeo Gabbi of Florence, circa 1325, tempera and gold leaf on wood. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC 212807. <br />
Taddeo Gabbi, one of Giotto's most brilliant disciples, painted this Nativity when he was still part of Giotto's workshop. The painting has many of Giotto's hallmarks such as  spatial illusionism or the reality of figures that can be seen in the nativity of the Peruzzi Chapel.<br />
<br />
SPANISH<br />
<br />
Taddeo Gabbi, uno de los discipulos mas brillantes de Giotto, debio pintar esta Natividad cuando aun formaba parte del taller del maestro. En ella se ven las conquistas de la "revolucion giottesca", como el illusioismo espacial o el realismo de las figuras. Maria arropa a Jesus dentro del establo, mientras los sobrevuela un grupo de angeles. La posicion de uno de ellos y la presencia de una oveja indican que la composicion se completaba a la izquierda con el Anuncio a los pastores. En primer termino aparecen un pensativo Jose y las dos parteras que susurran, un recurso ya utilizado pr Giotto en los frescos de la Capilla Peruzzi.
  • Gothic painted panel of the Nativity scene by Taddeo Gabbi of Florence, circa 1325, tempera and gold leaf on wood. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC 212807. Against a art background. <br />
Taddeo Gabbi, one of Giotto's most brilliant disciples, painted this Nativity when he was still part of Giotto's workshop. The painting has many of Giotto's hallmarks such as  spatial illusionism or the reality of figures that can be seen in the nativity of the Peruzzi Chapel.<br />
<br />
SPANISH<br />
<br />
Taddeo Gabbi, uno de los discipulos mas brillantes de Giotto, debio pintar esta Natividad cuando aun formaba parte del taller del maestro. En ella se ven las conquistas de la "revolucion giottesca", como el illusioismo espacial o el realismo de las figuras. Maria arropa a Jesus dentro del establo, mientras los sobrevuela un grupo de angeles. La posicion de uno de ellos y la presencia de una oveja indican que la composicion se completaba a la izquierda con el Anuncio a los pastores. En primer termino aparecen un pensativo Jose y las dos parteras que susurran, un recurso ya utilizado pr Giotto en los frescos de la Capilla Peruzzi.
  • Gothic painted panel of the Nativity scene by Taddeo Gabbi of Florence, circa 1325, tempera and gold leaf on wood. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC 212807. Against a grey art background. <br />
Taddeo Gabbi, one of Giotto's most brilliant disciples, painted this Nativity when he was still part of Giotto's workshop. The painting has many of Giotto's hallmarks such as  spatial illusionism or the reality of figures that can be seen in the nativity of the Peruzzi Chapel.<br />
<br />
SPANISH<br />
<br />
Taddeo Gabbi, uno de los discipulos mas brillantes de Giotto, debio pintar esta Natividad cuando aun formaba parte del taller del maestro. En ella se ven las conquistas de la "revolucion giottesca", como el illusioismo espacial o el realismo de las figuras. Maria arropa a Jesus dentro del establo, mientras los sobrevuela un grupo de angeles. La posicion de uno de ellos y la presencia de una oveja indican que la composicion se completaba a la izquierda con el Anuncio a los pastores. En primer termino aparecen un pensativo Jose y las dos parteras que susurran, un recurso ya utilizado pr Giotto en los frescos de la Capilla Peruzzi.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child by Bernardo Daddi, circa 1340-1345, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  212806. Against a white background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child by Bernardo Daddi, circa 1340-1345, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  212806. Against a black background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child by Bernardo Daddi, circa 1340-1345, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  212806.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child by Bernardo Daddi, circa 1340-1345, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  212806. Against a art background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child by Bernardo Daddi, circa 1340-1345, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  212806. Against a grey art background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna Of Humility With The Eternal Father In Glory, by Cenni di Francesco di Ser Cenni of Florence, circa 1375-80, tempera and gold leaf on wood. The Madonna and Child are depicted with the 12 apostles. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  212805. Against a black background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna Of Humility With The Eternal Father In Glory, by Cenni di Francesco di Ser Cenni of Florence, circa 1375-80, tempera and gold leaf on wood. The Madonna and Child are depicted with the 12 apostles. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  212805. Against a art background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child with St Peter and Paul by Vicenzo Frediani, circa 1490, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  64978. Against a white background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child with St Peter and Paul by Vicenzo Frediani, circa 1490, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  64978. Against a black background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child with St Peter and Paul by Vicenzo Frediani, circa 1490, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  64978. Against a grey art background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child with St Peter and Paul by Vicenzo Frediani, circa 1490, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  64978. Against a art background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child and 4 angels, by Pere Garcia de Benavarri, circa 1445-1485, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  15817. Against a white background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child and 4 angels, by Pere Garcia de Benavarri, circa 1445-1485, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  15817. Against a black background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child and 4 angels, by Pere Garcia de Benavarri, circa 1445-1485, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  15817.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child and 4 angels, by Pere Garcia de Benavarri, circa 1445-1485, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  15817. Against a art background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child and 4 angels, by Pere Garcia de Benavarri, circa 1445-1485, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  15817. Against a grey art background.
  • Gothic Altarpiece of the Madonna Nursing or Madonna Lactans, by Ramon de Mur, active around Tarrega and Montblanc circa 1412-1435, tempera and gold leaf on for wood, from the parish church of Santa Maria de Cervera (Segarra),  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  15818. Against a white background.
  • Gothic Altarpiece of the Madonna Nursing or Madonna Lactans, by Ramon de Mur, active around Tarrega and Montblanc circa 1412-1435, tempera and gold leaf on for wood, from the parish church of Santa Maria de Cervera (Segarra),  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  15818. Against a black background.
  • Gothic Altarpiece of the Madonna Nursing or Madonna Lactans, by Ramon de Mur, active around Tarrega and Montblanc circa 1412-1435, tempera and gold leaf on for wood, from the parish church of Santa Maria de Cervera (Segarra),  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  15818.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child by Niccolo di Tommaso, circa 1362-1367, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  212809. Against a white background.
  • Gothic Altarpiece of the Madonna Nursing or Madonna Lactans, by Ramon de Mur, active around Tarrega and Montblanc circa 1412-1435, tempera and gold leaf on for wood, from the parish church of Santa Maria de Cervera (Segarra),  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  15818. Against a art background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child by Niccolo di Tommaso, circa 1362-1367, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  212809. Against a black background.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child by Niccolo di Tommaso, circa 1362-1367, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  212809. Against a grey art background.
  • Gothic wooden statue of Madonna and Child from Bohemia, circa 1530-1540, tempera and gold leaf on wood,.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  65506. Against a white background.
  • Gothic wooden statue of Madonna and Child from Bohemia, circa 1530-1540, tempera and gold leaf on wood,.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  65506. Against a black background.
  • Gothic wooden statue of Madonna and Child from Bohemia, circa 1530-1540, tempera and gold leaf on wood,.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  65506. Against a grey art background.
  • Gothic wooden statue of Madonna and Child by Seguidor de Diego de Siloe of Burgos, circa 1530-1540, tempera and gold leaf on wood, from the church of San Miguel de Medina del Campo, Valladolid..  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  131050. Against a black background.
  • Gothic wooden statue of Madonna and Child by Seguidor de Diego de Siloe of Burgos, circa 1530-1540, tempera and gold leaf on wood, from the church of San Miguel de Medina del Campo, Valladolid..  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  131050.
  • Gothic wooden statue of Madonna and Child by Seguidor de Diego de Siloe of Burgos, circa 1530-1540, tempera and gold leaf on wood, from the church of San Miguel de Medina del Campo, Valladolid..  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  131050. Against a grey art background.
  • Gothic wooden statue of Madonna and Child by Seguidor de Diego de Siloe of Burgos, circa 1530-1540, tempera and gold leaf on wood, from the church of San Miguel de Medina del Campo, Valladolid..  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  131050. Against a art background.
  • Gothic Altarpiece of Madonna and Child by Giovanni de Bologna, circa 1380-1389, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  212802.
  • Gothic Altarpiece of Madonna and Child by Francesc d'Orsona of Valencia, circa 1500-1505, tempera and gold leaf on wood, from the monastery of Sant Jeroni de Cotalba, Valencia.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  44357.
  • Gothic Catalan Altarpiece of Madonna and Child by Jaume Huguet, circa 1450, tempera and gold leaf on wood, from the parish church of Vallmoll, Alt Camp.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  64066.
  • Gothic Altarpiece of the Madonna Nursing or Madonna Lactans, by Ramon de Mur, active around Tarrega and Montblanc circa 1412-1435, tempera and gold leaf on for wood, from the parish church of Santa Maria de Cervera (Segarra),  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  15818.
  • Gothic Altarpiece of the Madonna Nursing or Madonna Lactans, by Ramon de Mur, active around Tarrega and Montblanc circa 1412-1435, tempera and gold leaf on for wood, from the parish church of Santa Maria de Cervera (Segarra),  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  15818.
  • Gothic Altarpiece of the Madonna and Child nursing or Madonna Lactans, with St Clara and St Anthony the Abbot from the workshop of Llorenc, Saragossa,  last quarter of the 14th century, tempera and gold leaf on for wood, from Xelva (Valencia),  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  64027.
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting the Annociation of the Virgin and The Visitation with St. Elizabeth, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting the Magi or Three Kings from the Nativity, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting the Annociation of the Virgin and The Visitation with St. Elizabeth, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting the Annociation of the Virgin and The Visitation with St. Elizabeth, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • The Renaissance Bell Tower of the Florence Duomo, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Byzantine mosaic of the Virgin and Child was the first of the post-iconoclastic mosaics inaugurated on 29 March 867 by Patriarch Photius and the emperors Michael III and Basil I.  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine mosaic of the Virgin and Child was the first of the post-iconoclastic mosaics inaugurated on 29 March 867 by Patriarch Photius and the emperors Michael III and Basil I.  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Byzantine mosaic of the Virgin and Child was the first of the post-iconoclastic mosaics inaugurated on 29 March 867 by Patriarch Photius and the emperors Michael III and Basil I.  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 12th Century Byzantine mosaic of  The Madonna & Child,  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Arial View Of Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square - Venice Italy.
  • Arial View Of Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square - Venice Italy.
  • Arial View Of Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square - Venice Italy.
  • Close up of the clock face on the The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • Close up of the clock face on the The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Winged Lion on The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues and Towers
  • Ruins of the Maria Magdolna church destryed by bombing in the 2nd World War. Buda Catle district, Budapest, Hungary
  • Ruins of the Maria Magdolna church destryed by bombing in the 2nd World War. Buda Catle district, Budapest, Hungary
  • Ruins of the Maria Magdolna church destryed by bombing in the 2nd World War. Buda Catle district, Budapest, Hungary
  • festive Christmas decorations red and nativity
  • Arial View Of Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square - Venice Italy.
  • Close up of the clock face on the The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • Close up of the clock face on the The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Winged Lion on The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Winged Lion on The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues and Towers
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues and Towers
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues and Towers
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - side of building from The Seine
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child possibly by Francesco del Cossa of Ferrara, circa 1460, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  64971.
  • Gothic painted panel of the Nativity scene by Taddeo Gabbi of Florence, circa 1325, tempera and gold leaf on wood. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC 212807. Against a black background. <br />
Taddeo Gabbi, one of Giotto's most brilliant disciples, painted this Nativity when he was still part of Giotto's workshop. The painting has many of Giotto's hallmarks such as  spatial illusionism or the reality of figures that can be seen in the nativity of the Peruzzi Chapel.<br />
<br />
SPANISH<br />
<br />
Taddeo Gabbi, uno de los discipulos mas brillantes de Giotto, debio pintar esta Natividad cuando aun formaba parte del taller del maestro. En ella se ven las conquistas de la "revolucion giottesca", como el illusioismo espacial o el realismo de las figuras. Maria arropa a Jesus dentro del establo, mientras los sobrevuela un grupo de angeles. La posicion de uno de ellos y la presencia de una oveja indican que la composicion se completaba a la izquierda con el Anuncio a los pastores. En primer termino aparecen un pensativo Jose y las dos parteras que susurran, un recurso ya utilizado pr Giotto en los frescos de la Capilla Peruzzi.
  • Gothic painted panel of the Nativity scene by Taddeo Gabbi of Florence, circa 1325, tempera and gold leaf on wood. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC 212807. <br />
Taddeo Gabbi, one of Giotto's most brilliant disciples, painted this Nativity when he was still part of Giotto's workshop. The painting has many of Giotto's hallmarks such as  spatial illusionism or the reality of figures that can be seen in the nativity of the Peruzzi Chapel.<br />
<br />
SPANISH<br />
<br />
Taddeo Gabbi, uno de los discipulos mas brillantes de Giotto, debio pintar esta Natividad cuando aun formaba parte del taller del maestro. En ella se ven las conquistas de la "revolucion giottesca", como el illusioismo espacial o el realismo de las figuras. Maria arropa a Jesus dentro del establo, mientras los sobrevuela un grupo de angeles. La posicion de uno de ellos y la presencia de una oveja indican que la composicion se completaba a la izquierda con el Anuncio a los pastores. En primer termino aparecen un pensativo Jose y las dos parteras que susurran, un recurso ya utilizado pr Giotto en los frescos de la Capilla Peruzzi.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna Of Humility With The Eternal Father In Glory, by Cenni di Francesco di Ser Cenni of Florence, circa 1375-80, tempera and gold leaf on wood. The Madonna and Child are depicted with the 12 apostles. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  212805.
  • Gothic altarpiece of Madonna and Child with St Peter and Paul by Vicenzo Frediani, circa 1490, tempera and gold leaf on wood.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  64978.
  • Gothic Altarpiece of the Madonna and Child nursing or Madonna Lactans, with St Clara and St Anthony the Abbot from the workshop of Llorenc, Saragossa,  last quarter of the 14th century, tempera and gold leaf on for wood, from Xelva (Valencia),  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  64027.
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting the Magi or Three Kings from the Nativity, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • Close up of the Renaissance statues and architecture of the Florence Duomo, Italy
  • Byzantine mosaic of the Virgin and Child was the first of the post-iconoclastic mosaics inaugurated on 29 March 867 by Patriarch Photius and the emperors Michael III and Basil I.  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues
  • Paris - France - Notre Dame - Front with Sataues and Towers
  • Paris - France - Montmatre - Retsaurant.
  • Paris - France - Montmatre - Retsaurant.
  • Ruins of the Maria Magdolna church destryed by bombing in the 2nd World War. Buda Catle district, Budapest, Hungary
  • Arial View Of Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square - Venice Italy.
  • Close up of the clock face on the The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Statue of Puzur-Ishtar Shakkanakku  (military governor or prince c. 2050 BC)) of Mari appointed by the Akkad Kings. According to the inscription below the right hand above the hem of the garment , the sculpture was originally made as a votive gift. The name Puzar-Eshtar, Prince of Mari, is mentioned twice, but the figures headgear is the horned cap of a deity, the statue cannot depict the mortal prince. The clasped hands of the figure and the text make it certain that the statue once belonged to the inventory of a temple, but where the temple stood is not known, despite the mention of Mari in the title of the prince. Like many other monuments, the statue was looted from its original site in Mari and the body was was discovered in the museum of Nebuchadrezzar’s palace at Babylon (604-562 BC). This oversized statue is one of the few large preserved sculptures of the Near East. The head was broken from the body in antiquity and both pieces survived separately. The excavated body was taken to the Istanbul Museum and an exchange of casts with the Pergamon Mus The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the head from the Pergamon Museum meant that the statue could be reassembled. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background<br />
<br />
Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. White background.<br />
<br />
Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Black background,<br />
<br />
Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. White background.<br />
<br />
Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Black background,<br />
<br />
Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background;<br />
<br />
Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Black background,<br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
<br />
Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background<br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. White background.<br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Black background,<br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background<br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background<br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. White background.<br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background<br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • 8th Cent. B.C Babylonian limestone funereal stele with inscription & relief sculpture of the governor of Mari and Suhi praying to the Gods from the Palace Museum Babylon, Iraq. The inscription states that the governor reigned for 13 years and built the city of Gabarri-ibni also making canals for new date palm cultivation in different cities, and working on the development of agriculture in the city of Suhi. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 7815
  • 8th Cent. B.C Babylonian limestone funereal stele with inscription & relief sculpture of the governor of Mari and Suhi praying to the Gods from the Palace Museum Babylon, Iraq. The inscription states that the governor reigned for 13 years and built the city of Gabarri-ibni also making canals for new date palm cultivation in different cities, and working on the development of agriculture in the city of Suhi. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 7815
  • 8th Cent. B.C Babylonian limestone funereal stele with inscription & relief sculpture of the governor of Mari and Suhi praying to the Gods from the Palace Museum Babylon, Iraq. The inscription states that the governor reigned for 13 years and built the city of Gabarri-ibni also making canals for new date palm cultivation in different cities, and working on the development of agriculture in the city of Suhi. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 7815
  • 8th Cent. B.C Babylonian limestone funereal stele with inscription & relief sculpture of the governor of Mari and Suhi praying to the Gods from the Palace Museum Babylon, Iraq. The inscription states that the governor reigned for 13 years and built the city of Gabarri-ibni also making canals for new date palm cultivation in different cities, and working on the development of agriculture in the city of Suhi. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 7815
  • 810-783 B.C Neo-Assyrian Stele with relief sculpture & inscription to King Adad-Nirari III (son of Samsi-Adad V, King of Assyria) praying to the gods. The inscription reports King Adad-Nirari III's campaign against Palestine in which he marched on Damascus and caused such terror that King Mari I surrendered the Royal city of Damascus paying a tribute of 100 talents of gold.  Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 2828.
  • 8th Cent. B.C Babylonian limestone  stele with inscription & relief sculpture of the governor of Mari and Suhi praying to the Gods from the Palace Museum Babylon, Iraq. The inscription states that the governor reigned for 13 years and built the city of Gabarri-ibni also making canals for new date palm cultivation in different cities, and working on the development of agriculture in the city of Suhi. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 7815
  • Gothic wood statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome wood carving with varnished metal-plating. Date - First quarter of the 13th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 3924
  • Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary and child by an anonymous Catalan artist. Carved alabaster with remains of polychrome and gold leaf. Circa 1330-1340. 112 x 42.5 x 22.7 cm. From the parish church of Navata (Alt Empordà).. National Museum of Catalan Art, inv no: 004356-000
  • Wooden Gothic sculpture of the Virgin and Child attributeed to Martin Hoffman from the city of Basle, 1507, Switzerland. From the Commandry of Isenheim, Haut Rhin. This sculpture is probably the "big and ancient wooden statue of the Virgin” cited in 1793 in the inventory of the property of the Commandry of Isenheim.  The vervatious deep folds in the Virgins dress, the laughing child Jesus  and the style of Mary were repeatedly imitated in Basel at the beginning of the sixteenth century. This masterpiece of the German late Gothic sculpture was executed in a Basel workshop and can be attributed to Martin Hoffman. Expressive and enigmatic, the style of this masterpiece is the heir of the sculpture schools of Stragbourg and Veit Stoss Franconian art.  Inv RF 1833 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Wooden Gothic sculpture of the Virgin and Child attributeed to Martin Hoffman from the city of Basle, 1507, Switzerland. From the Commandry of Isenheim, Haut Rhin. This sculpture is probably the "big and ancient wooden statue of the Virgin” cited in 1793 in the inventory of the property of the Commandry of Isenheim.  The vervatious deep folds in the Virgins dress, the laughing child Jesus  and the style of Mary were repeatedly imitated in Basel at the beginning of the sixteenth century. This masterpiece of the German late Gothic sculpture was executed in a Basel workshop and can be attributed to Martin Hoffman. Expressive and enigmatic, the style of this masterpiece is the heir of the sculpture schools of Stragbourg and Veit Stoss Franconian art.  Inv RF 1833 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Wooden Gothic sculpture of the Virgin and Child attributeed to Martin Hoffman from the city of Basle, 1507, Switzerland. From the Commandry of Isenheim, Haut Rhin. This sculpture is probably the "big and ancient wooden statue of the Virgin” cited in 1793 in the inventory of the property of the Commandry of Isenheim.  The vervatious deep folds in the Virgins dress, the laughing child Jesus  and the style of Mary were repeatedly imitated in Basel at the beginning of the sixteenth century. This masterpiece of the German late Gothic sculpture was executed in a Basel workshop and can be attributed to Martin Hoffman. Expressive and enigmatic, the style of this masterpiece is the heir of the sculpture schools of Stragbourg and Veit Stoss Franconian art.  Inv RF 1833 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Wooden Gothic sculpture of the Virgin and Child attributeed to Martin Hoffman from the city of Basle, 1507, Switzerland. From the Commandry of Isenheim, Haut Rhin. This sculpture is probably the "big and ancient wooden statue of the Virgin” cited in 1793 in the inventory of the property of the Commandry of Isenheim.  The vervatious deep folds in the Virgins dress, the laughing child Jesus  and the style of Mary were repeatedly imitated in Basel at the beginning of the sixteenth century. This masterpiece of the German late Gothic sculpture was executed in a Basel workshop and can be attributed to Martin Hoffman. Expressive and enigmatic, the style of this masterpiece is the heir of the sculpture schools of Stragbourg and Veit Stoss Franconian art.  Inv RF 1833 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Gothic decorative relief panel depicting the Virgin Mary and Saint Antony. circa 1378-1390 from the church of Salvador of Gerb, Noguera. inv MNAC 25071, National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Gothic panel of the (Virgin Mary) Madonna of Humility. Polychrome and gold leaf on wood, circa 1433-1435. The Virgin is seated on a cushion on the floor holding the baby Jesus. She hand a jug with roses a symbol of motherhood and purity. Behind her a gold curtain is held by three angels, while two others are sitting on the floor are playing the organ and lute. The skill of the use of light and shade and the fine brushwork points to an artist of great skill using the Quattrocento style. The piece has been identified as that described by the writer on art Giorgia Vasari in 1568 which was owned Gondi family in Florence.. Inv MNAC 212817. National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Gothic statue of The Virgin Mary (Madonna) holding the baby Jesus. Polychrome and gold leaf on wood by the Circle of Gil de Siloe around 1500, probably from Castella. Inv MNAC 64028. National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Gothic statue of The Virgin Mary (Madonna) holding the baby Jesus. Polychrome and gold leaf on wood by the Circle of Gil de Siloe around 1500, probably from Castella. Inv MNAC 64028. National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Gothic statue of The Virgin Mary (Madonna) holding the baby Jesus. Polychrome and gold leaf on wood by the Circle of Gil de Siloe around 1500, probably from Castella. Inv MNAC 64028. National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome and gold leaf on alabaster. Date - Second half of the 14th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 9874
  • Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome and gold leaf on alabaster. Date - Second half of the 14th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 9874
  • Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome and gold leaf on alabaster. Date - Second half of the 14th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 9874
  • Gothic wood statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome wood carving with varnished metal-plating. Date - First quarter of the 13th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 3924
  • Gothic wood statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome wood carving with varnished metal-plating. Date - First quarter of the 13th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 3924
  • Gothic wood statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome wood carving with varnished metal-plating. Date - First quarter of the 13th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 3924
  • Gothic painted Panel Virgin of the Angels by Pere Serra. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Circa 1385. 195.8 x 131 x 11 cm. Comes from Tortosa cathedral (Baix Ebre). <br />
This splendid central panel and the two sections of the predella with saints (which must once have flanked a tabernacle) are all that remains of an altarpiece. It was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and was painted for one of the chapels in the ambulatory of Tortosa cathedral, probably towards the 1380s. The compartment with the Virgin and Child surrounded by angels playing music is a very graceful and refined version of an iconographic type that was extremely popular at the time. Pere Serra, author of the altarpiece, came from a family of painters who grew to head the Catalan painting of the second half of the fourteenth century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 003950-000
  • Gothic painted Panel Virgin of the Angels by Pere Serra. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Circa 1385. 195.8 x 131 x 11 cm. Comes from Tortosa cathedral (Baix Ebre). <br />
This splendid central panel and the two sections of the predella with saints (which must once have flanked a tabernacle) are all that remains of an altarpiece. It was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and was painted for one of the chapels in the ambulatory of Tortosa cathedral, probably towards the 1380s. The compartment with the Virgin and Child surrounded by angels playing music is a very graceful and refined version of an iconographic type that was extremely popular at the time. Pere Serra, author of the altarpiece, came from a family of painters who grew to head the Catalan painting of the second half of the fourteenth century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 003950-000
  • Gothic painted Panel Virgin of the Angels by Pere Serra. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Circa 1385. 195.8 x 131 x 11 cm. Comes from Tortosa cathedral (Baix Ebre). <br />
This splendid central panel and the two sections of the predella with saints (which must once have flanked a tabernacle) are all that remains of an altarpiece. It was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and was painted for one of the chapels in the ambulatory of Tortosa cathedral, probably towards the 1380s. The compartment with the Virgin and Child surrounded by angels playing music is a very graceful and refined version of an iconographic type that was extremely popular at the time. Pere Serra, author of the altarpiece, came from a family of painters who grew to head the Catalan painting of the second half of the fourteenth century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 003950-000
  • Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome and gold leaf on alabaster. Date - Second half of the 14th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 9874
  • Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary and child by an anonymous Catalan artist. Carved alabaster with remains of polychrome and gold leaf. Circa 1330-1340. 112 x 42.5 x 22.7 cm. From the parish church of Navata (Alt Empordà).. National Museum of Catalan Art, inv no: 004356-000
  • Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary and child by an anonymous Catalan artist. Carved alabaster with remains of polychrome and gold leaf. Circa 1330-1340. 112 x 42.5 x 22.7 cm. From the parish church of Navata (Alt Empordà).. National Museum of Catalan Art, inv no: 004356-000
  • Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary and child by an anonymous Catalan artist. Carved alabaster with remains of polychrome and gold leaf. Circa 1330-1340. 112 x 42.5 x 22.7 cm. From the parish church of Navata (Alt Empordà).. National Museum of Catalan Art, inv no: 004356-000
  • Wooden Gothic sculpture of the Virgin and Child attributeed to Martin Hoffman from the city of Basle, 1507, Switzerland. From the Commandry of Isenheim, Haut Rhin. This sculpture is probably the "big and ancient wooden statue of the Virgin” cited in 1793 in the inventory of the property of the Commandry of Isenheim.  The vervatious deep folds in the Virgins dress, the laughing child Jesus  and the style of Mary were repeatedly imitated in Basel at the beginning of the sixteenth century. This masterpiece of the German late Gothic sculpture was executed in a Basel workshop and can be attributed to Martin Hoffman. Expressive and enigmatic, the style of this masterpiece is the heir of the sculpture schools of Stragbourg and Veit Stoss Franconian art.  Inv RF 1833 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Gothic decorative relief panel depicting the Virgin Mary and Saint Antony. circa 1378-1390 from the church of Salvador of Gerb, Noguera. inv MNAC 25071, National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Gothic statue of The Virgin Mary (Madonna) holding the baby Jesus. Polychrome and gold leaf on wood by the Circle of Gil de Siloe around 1500, probably from Castella. Inv MNAC 64028. National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Gothic painted Panel Virgin of the Angels by Pere Serra. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Circa 1385. 195.8 x 131 x 11 cm. Comes from Tortosa cathedral (Baix Ebre). <br />
This splendid central panel and the two sections of the predella with saints (which must once have flanked a tabernacle) are all that remains of an altarpiece. It was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and was painted for one of the chapels in the ambulatory of Tortosa cathedral, probably towards the 1380s. The compartment with the Virgin and Child surrounded by angels playing music is a very graceful and refined version of an iconographic type that was extremely popular at the time. Pere Serra, author of the altarpiece, came from a family of painters who grew to head the Catalan painting of the second half of the fourteenth century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 003950-000
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
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The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
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Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
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Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • 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 scenes from the life of 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 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.
  • Gothic alabaster statue of Saint Anne and the Virgin Mary as a child from the Nottingham School England, 15th Century, from the cemetery of the vall de Bertizana, Nivarra.  National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  4353.
  • Late medieval relief sculptures of the typanuim of the main door depicting St Mary and the Apostles , the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel sculptures from the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque relief sculptures of dragons and mythical creatures from the South doorway of Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herifordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel sculptures from the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 82 - sculpture of mans head with a moustache and beard similar to no 79. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 3 - sculpture of a head, half man half lion. The wide mouth is the same style as theatrical masks. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 4 - sculpture of four intertwined serpents forming a geometric panel. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 50  -  sculpture of.a curious scene. A beaked headed creature holds down a man below its body and is pushing its beak into the mans mouth, The beaked creature seems to be holding something in its right hand which it is eating The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 44 - sculpture of a fiddle or rebeck player, similar style to corbel no 28. Its style is also associated with a corbel on the apse at Courpiac ( Gironde). The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque sculptures on the chancel arch from the interior of the Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herifordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Painted plaster statue of Saint Mary Magdalene, circa 1515-1520, suspended from the vault of the church of St. Mary Magdalene Dominican convent of Augsburg. Inspired by an engraving of Albrecht Durer which depicted Mary Magdalene nude. Inv RF 1338,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted plaster statue of Saint Mary Magdalene, circa 1515-1520, suspended from the vault of the church of St. Mary Magdalene Dominican convent of Augsburg. Inspired by an engraving of Albrecht Durer which depicted Mary Magdalene nude. Inv RF 1338,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted plaster statue of Saint Mary Magdalene, circa 1515-1520, suspended from the vault of the church of St. Mary Magdalene Dominican convent of Augsburg. Inspired by an engraving of Albrecht Durer which depicted Mary Magdalene nude. Inv RF 1338,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted Gothic panels from the Altarpiece of the Virgin of the Angels.<br />
From Left - San John the Baptist, Santa Mary Magdele, St. James the Less, St. Paul.Tempera and gold leaf on wood, circa 1385 by by Pere Serra  from the Cathedral of Tortosa (Tarragona). Inv MNAC 3950, 3948, 3949. National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Gothic statue of The Virgin Mary (Madonna) holding the baby Jesus. Polychrome and gold leaf on wood by the Circle of Gil de Siloe around 1500, probably from Castella. Inv MNAC 64028. National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Gothic wood statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Polychrome wood carving with varnished metal-plating. Date - First quarter of the 13th century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain inv no: 3924
  • Gothic painted Panel Virgin of the Angels by Pere Serra. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Circa 1385. 195.8 x 131 x 11 cm. Comes from Tortosa cathedral (Baix Ebre). <br />
This splendid central panel and the two sections of the predella with saints (which must once have flanked a tabernacle) are all that remains of an altarpiece. It was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and was painted for one of the chapels in the ambulatory of Tortosa cathedral, probably towards the 1380s. The compartment with the Virgin and Child surrounded by angels playing music is a very graceful and refined version of an iconographic type that was extremely popular at the time. Pere Serra, author of the altarpiece, came from a family of painters who grew to head the Catalan painting of the second half of the fourteenth century. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 003950-000
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting The virgin Mary and the Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Twelfth century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse of Ginestarre depicting,The Virgin Mary and the Apostles, from the church of Santa Maria de Ginestarre, Catalonia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15971
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
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Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
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Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
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The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
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Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
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Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
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The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel sculptures from the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque relief sculptures of dragons and mythical creatures depicting the struggle between good and evil, from the South doorway of Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herifordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 38 - sculpture of a head, half man half lion with a mouth like a theatrical mask. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 61 - sculpture of  a human head with curly hair and beard. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 52 - sculpture of a featureless human. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 1 - sculpture of a quail that it has just killed its young. This is based on a  bestiary story that tells of a Pelican that kills its young. It then pecks its breast to draw blood and sits on its dead offspring and the blood brings the young bird back to life. This is an allegory of Christ giving his blood on the cross for mankind. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 35  -  sculpture of.a curious scene. A beaked headed creature holds down a man below its body and is pushing its beak into the mans mouth, The beaked creature seems to be holding something in its right hand which it is eating The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque relief sculptures of dragons and mythical creatures depicting the struggle between good and evil, from the South doorway of Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herifordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Enamelled terracotta panel depicting Saint Anne, the Virgin Mary and Child with Saint Anthony made in the 2nd half of the 16th century by Santi Bugloni of Florence. This is a typical Tuscan theme of the period. Saint Anne was particularly venerated during the expulsion of the tyrant Gaultier de Brienne, Duke of Athens. .  Inv Camp 38,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted plaster statue of Saint Mary Magdalene, circa 1515-1520, suspended from the vault of the church of St. Mary Magdalene Dominican convent of Augsburg. Inspired by an engraving of Albrecht Durer which depicted Mary Magdalene nude. Inv RF 1338,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Painted plaster statue of Saint Mary Magdalene, circa 1515-1520, suspended from the vault of the church of St. Mary Magdalene Dominican convent of Augsburg. Inspired by an engraving of Albrecht Durer which depicted Mary Magdalene nude. Inv RF 1338,  The Louvre Museum, Paris.

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