• Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work of a crucifix and angel figures,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
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The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. Above the main door is a geometric stone relief of a crucifix which is the whole height of the facade. Either side of the crucifix are reliefs of the tree of life below which are reliefs of naive style angels.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work of a crucifix and angel figures,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
<br />
The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. Above the main door is a geometric stone relief of a crucifix which is the whole height of the facade. Either side of the crucifix are reliefs of the tree of life below which are reliefs of naive style angels.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work of angels,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
<br />
The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work of a crucifix and angel figures,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
<br />
The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. Above the main door is a geometric stone relief of a crucifix which is the whole height of the facade. Either side of the crucifix are reliefs of the tree of life below which are reliefs of naive style angels.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work of the tree of life,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior close up of bas relief Georgian stone work,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list. <br />
<br />
The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. It main portal has intricate geometric Georgian relief stone work
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work around the doorway,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior close up of bas relief Georgian stone work,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list. <br />
<br />
The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. It main portal has intricate geometric Georgian relief stone work
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior close up of bas relief Georgian stone work around the doorway,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
<br />
The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. It main portal has intricate geometric Georgian relief stone work and in its triangular tympanum are intricate stone carvings with Christ in a mondorla at its centre, and carvings of angels amongst  intricate foliage stone carvings.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior close up of bas relief Georgian stone work around the doorway,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
<br />
The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. It main portal has intricate geometric Georgian relief stone work and in its triangular tympanum are intricate stone carvings with Christ in a mondorla at its centre, and carvings of angels amongst  intricate foliage stone carvings.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work around the doorway,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
<br />
The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. It main portal has intricate geometric Georgian relief stone work and in its triangular tympanum are intricate stone carvings with Christ in a mondorla at its centre, and carvings of angels amongst  intricate foliage stone carvings.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption built in 1689. and a a tower with a stepped pyramidal roof of Svanetian type,  Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption built in 1689. and a a tower with a stepped pyramidal roof of Svanetian type,  Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption built in 1689. and a a tower with a stepped pyramidal roof of Svanetian type,  Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption built in 1689. and a a tower with a stepped pyramidal roof of Svanetian type,  Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Georgian Orthodox church of the Virgin, early 17th century, Ananuri castle complex, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work around the doorway,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
<br />
The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. It main portal has intricate geometric Georgian relief stone work and in its triangular tympanum are intricate stone carvings with Christ in a mondorla at its centre, and carvings of angels amongst  intricate foliage stone carvings.
  • Picture & image of the exterior of the late medieval (13th century) moated urban castle reisdence of Rocca Sanvitale ( Sanvitale Castle ),  Fontanellato, Italy
  • Picture & image of the exterior of the late medieval (13th century) moated urban castle reisdence of Rocca Sanvitale ( Sanvitale Castle ),  Fontanellato, Italy
  • Picture & image of the exterior of the late medieval (13th century) moated urban castle reisdence of Rocca Sanvitale ( Sanvitale Castle ),  Fontanellato, Italy
  • Picture & image of the exterior of the late medieval (13th century) moated urban castle reisdence of Rocca Sanvitale ( Sanvitale Castle ),  Fontanellato, Italy
  • Picture & image of the exterior of the late medieval (13th century) moated urban castle reisdence of Rocca Sanvitale ( Sanvitale Castle ),  Fontanellato, Italy
  • Picture & image of the exterior of the late medieval (13th century) moated urban castle reisdence of Rocca Sanvitale ( Sanvitale Castle ),  Fontanellato, Italy
  • Beaumaris Castle, looking towards Snowdonia,  built in 1284 by Edward 1st, considered to be one of the finest example of 13th century military architecture by UNESCO. A Unesco World Heritage Site. Beaumaris, Anglesey Island, Wales.
  • Beaumaris Castle built in 1284 by Edward 1st, considered to be one of the finest example of 13th century military architecture by UNESCO. A Unesco World Heritage Site. Beaumaris, Anglesey Island, Wales.
  • Rhuddlan Castle built in 1277 for Edward 1st next to the River Clwyd, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, Wales
  • Vajdahunyad castle ( Vajdahunyad-vár) part of the millennial exhibition in 1896  in the city park.
  • Nunney Castle built in the 1370s by Sir John de la Mere, Somerset, England
  • Nunney Castle built in the 1370s by Sir John de la Mere, Somerset, England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep & battlements at sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep  close up  sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep & battlements at sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep & battlements at sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep & battlements at sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep & battlements at sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep & battlements at sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep & battlements at sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep at sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep at sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle Keep cloase up, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle Keep cloase up, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle Keep cloase up, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle Keep cloase up, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle Keep cloase up, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle Keep cloase up, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep  close up  sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep  close up  sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep  close up  sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep  close up  sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep  close up  sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep  close up  sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Panorama of Medieval Corfe castle keep  close up  sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep  close up  sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep & battlements at sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep & battlements at sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep & battlements at sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Buda Castle walls & fortifications, Budapest, Hungary
  • Buda Castle walls & fortifications, Budapest, Hungary
  • Buda Castle walls & fortifications, Budapest, Hungary
  • Buda Castle walls & fortifications, Budapest, Hungary
  • Buda Castle walls & fortifications, Budapest, Hungary
  • The Hungarian Nemzeti Gallery - Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary
  • Matthias Fountain, Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary
  • Matthias Fountain, Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary
  • Matthias Fountain, Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary
  • Matthias Fountain, Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary
  • The Hungarian Nemzeti Gallery - Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary
  • The Hungarian Nemzeti Gallery - Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary
  • The Hungarian Nemzeti Gallery - Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary
  • Buda Castle walls & fortifications, Budapest, Hungary
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep  close up  sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Buda Castle walls & fortifications, Budapest, Hungary
  • Buda Castle walls & fortifications, Budapest, Hungary
  • The Hungarian Nemzeti Gallery - Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary
  • 16th Century castle of Holy Island, Lindisfarne, Northumberland, England
  • 16th Century castle of Holy Island, Lindisfarne, Northumberland, England
  • 16th Century castle of Holy Island, Lindisfarne, Northumberland, England
  • Fishing boat and  16th Century castle of Holy Island, Lindisfarne, Northumberland, England
  • 16th Century castle of Holy Island, Lindisfarne, Northumberland, England
  • Lobster Pots, fishing boat and  16th Century castle of Holy Island, Lindisfarne, Northumberland, England
  • Statue of King Istvan ( Stephan ) - Fisherman's Bastion - Castle District, Budapest, Hungary
  • Buda Castle Hill with the Danube, Budapest, Hungary
  • Buda Castle Hill with the Danube, Budapest, Hungary
  • Cross outside the Mateus Church -Castle District, Budapest, Hungary
  • Statue of King Istvan ( Stephan ) - Fisherman's Bastion - Castle District, Budapest, Hungary
  • Buda Castle Hill with the Danube, Budapest, Hungary
  • Fisherman's Bastion - Castle District, Budapest, Hungary
  • Rumelihisar (Rumelian Castle) on the banks of the Bosphorus built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II between 1451 in 4 months and 16 days as part of the siege of Constantinople  before he conquered it in 1453. Istanbul Turkey
  • Rumelihisar (Rumelian Castle) on the banks of the Bosphorus built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II between 1451 in 4 months and 16 days as part of the siege of Constantinople  before he conquered it in 1453. Istanbul Turkey
  • Rumelihisar (Rumelian Castle) on the banks of the Bosphorus built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II between 1451 in 4 months and 16 days as part of the siege of Constantinople  before he conquered it in 1453. Istanbul Turkey
  • Funicular Railway - Castle District - Budapest, Hungary
  • View across the Danube to Pest from The Buda Castle Hill, with the Szecheni Chain Bridge ( Lanchid ). Budapest, Hungary
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower of Queen Tamar’s Castle,  Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Queen Tamar of Georgia reigned from 1184–1213. The Tamar castle originally had 4 defensive stone towers, of which one survives,  connected by a curtain wall. The castles 3 other towers were destroyed by the Soviets in the 1930’s. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains Ushguli is the highest inhabited village in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower of Queen Tamar’s Castle,  Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Queen Tamar of Georgia reigned from 1184–1213. The Tamar castle originally had 4 defensive stone towers, of which one survives,  connected by a curtain wall. The castles 3 other towers were destroyed by the Soviets in the 1930’s. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains Ushguli is the highest inhabited village in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower of Queen Tamar’s Castle,  Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Queen Tamar of Georgia reigned from 1184–1213. The Tamar castle originally had 4 defensive stone towers, of which one survives,  connected by a curtain wall. The castles 3 other towers were destroyed by the Soviets in the 1930’s. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains Ushguli is the highest inhabited village in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower of Queen Tamar’s Castle,  Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Queen Tamar of Georgia reigned from 1184–1213. The Tamar castle originally had 4 defensive stone towers, of which one survives,  connected by a curtain wall. The castles 3 other towers were destroyed by the Soviets in the 1930’s. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains Ushguli is the highest inhabited village in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • walls of Royal castle palace, Hattusa (also Ḫattuša or Hattusas) late Anatolian Bronze Age capital of the Hittite Empire. Hittite archaeological site and ruins, Boğazkale, Turkey.
  • Picture & image of the interior courtyard of the late medieval (13th century) moated urban castle reisdence of Rocca Sanvitale ( Sanvitale Castle ),  Fontanellato, Italy
  • Picture & image of the exterior of the late medieval (13th century) moated urban castle reisdence of Rocca Sanvitale ( Sanvitale Castle ),  Fontanellato, Italy
  • Norman Keep castle at Suffolk, Orford  East Anglia,England. Near Aldeburgh.
  • Norman Keep castle at Suffolk, Orford  East Anglia,England. Near Aldeburgh.
  • Norman Keep castle at Suffolk, Orford  East Anglia,England. Near Aldeburgh.
  • Norman Keep castle at Suffolk, Orford  East Anglia,England. Near Aldeburgh.
  • Norman Keep castle at Suffolk, Orford  East Anglia,England. Near Aldeburgh.
  • Norman Keep castle at Suffolk, Orford  East Anglia,England. Near Aldeburgh.
  • Pictures & images of hot air balloons over Uchisar Castle & the cave city houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of hot air balloons over Uchisar Castle & the cave city houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of hot air balloons over Uchisar Castle & the cave city houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of hot air balloons over Uchisar Castle & the cave city houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of hot air balloons over Uchisar Castle & the cave city houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of hot air balloons over Uchisar Castle & the cave city houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Column base Sphix sculpture support. Found in North Hall at the Castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Basalt 8th century BC. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no 3017
  • Column base Sphix sculpture support. Found in North Hall at the Castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Basalt 8th century BC. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no 3017
  • Column base Sphix sculpture support. Found in North Hall at the Castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Basalt 8th century BC. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no 3017
  • Column base Sphix sculpture support. Found in North Hall at the Castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Basalt 8th century BC. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no 3017
  • Column base Sphix sculpture support. Found in North Hall at the Castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Basalt 8th century BC. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no 3017
  • Column base Sphix sculpture support. Found in North Hall at the Castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Basalt 8th century BC. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no 3017
  • Column base Sphix sculpture support. Found in North Hall at the Castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Basalt 8th century BC. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no 3017
  • Column base Sphix sculpture support. Found in North Hall at the Castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Basalt 8th century BC. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no 3017
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no VA2997, 2998, S6586
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no VA2997, 2998, S6586
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no VA2997, 2998, S6586
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no VA2997, 2998, S6586
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Festetics Palace (1745-1887) - Keszthely, Lake Balaton, Hungary
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • The medieval octagonal castle Castel Del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II in the 1240's near Andria in the Apulia southern Italy
  • Angelokastro, [ Angelos Komnenos Castle ]  Byzantine Castle, Corfu Ionian Island, Greece
  • Angelokastro, [ Angelos Komnenos Castle ]  Byzantine Castle, Corfu Ionian Island, Greece
  • Visegrad Castle in the sky ( Visegrádi Vár - Fellegvár], Hungary
  • Twelfth century Romanesque fresco called the Apostles of d’Orcau from the church of Santa Maria in the castle of d’Orcau, Catalonia, Spain . National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 4532
  • Twelfth century Romanesque fresco called the Apostles of d’Orcau from the church of Santa Maria in the castle of d’Orcau, Catalonia, Spain . National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 4532
  • Bayeux Tapestry  Scene 14 and 15 - Harold arrives at the gates of Duke Williams castle then Harold and Duke Williams hold negotiations.
  • Bayeux Tapestry  Scene 14 - Harold arrives at the gates of Duke Williams castle,
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Twelfth century Romanesque fresco called the Apostles of d’Orcau from the church of Santa Maria in the castle of d’Orcau, Catalonia, Spain . National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 4532
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." 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. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Twelfth century Romanesque fresco called the Apostles of d’Orcau from the church of Santa Maria in the castle of d’Orcau, Catalonia, Spain . National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 4532
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." 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. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." 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. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." 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. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." 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. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." 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. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." 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. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." 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. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." 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. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • The Bishops Palace of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • Fishermans Bastion and Church of Our Lady or Matthias Church ( Mátyás templom), Castle District, Budapest Hungary
  • Statue of King Istvan ( Stephan ) - Fisherman's Bastion - Castle District, Budapest, Hungary
  • Statue of King Istvan ( Stephan ) - Fisherman's Bastion - Castle District, Budapest, Hungary
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France
  • 15th century castle Château de Chaumont, rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise, acquired by Catherine de Medici in 1560. Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France

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