Villa Romana del Casale in Sicily

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My photos of the Villa Romana del Casale in Sicily and an earthenware orange tree i bought in Sicily. In Piazza Armerina, this villa was built in the 4th century AD and is adorned with exquisite mosaics. Source : italymagazine

Une jeune femme Byzantine

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My photos of mosaics of the Santa Maria dell’ Ammiraglio (Martonara) in Palermo, Sicily and illustration of a Byzantine woman (Pinterest). This church (1149) is an example of the Arab-Norman architecture (10th-12th centuries) in Sicily. This style mingled Byzantine (gold … Continue reading

12th Century Sicilian art

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Sicilian mosaics (Palerm) and Chanel’s Byzantine inspired cross brooch. This architecture is called « Arab-Norman » and dated from the 12th Century. It is a mix of byzantine art and islamic art. Julie Vos, vintage chanel and Ben Amun are … Continue reading

Magnificent Arab-Norman art in Monreale

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Arabian geometric Mosaics from the Cathedral of Monreale in Sicily (built in the 11th century under the domination of the Normans). This Cathedral was built under the reign of the Sicilian King Guillaume II in the 11th century. This monument … Continue reading

Une nuit à la lumière de l’Or de Byzance

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Dolce Gabbana model wearing a Byzantine inspired dress and geometric mosaics from the Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily (11th century). This monument is an example of the Arab-Norman architecture : a confluence of the Byzantine and Arabian art and culture in … Continue reading

Gold harmony

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Gold texture and Arabic inspired mosaics (eight branches stars) in the Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily. The architecture of the Cathedral of Monreale (Sicily) is called “Arab-Norman”. It was built in the XIIth century (1172) during the Norman domination of the … Continue reading

Une femme Byzantine parée de ses plus atours

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Byzantine mosaics and stain glass in the Palatine Chapel of the Norman palace (12th century) in Palermo, Sicily. Illustration by Tadarino of a woman wearing a Byzantine costume. The palatine Chapel is in the Norman palace in Palermo, Sicily. The … Continue reading

Byzantine spirituality

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Byzantine mosaics of the Martorana (Church of St. Mary of the Admiral) in Palermo, Sicily. Under the reign of King Roger, the Martorana was founded in 1143 by his high admiral George Antiochenos. The church Saint Maria dell’ Ammiraglio was … Continue reading

At the time of Byzance

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Dolce Gabbana dress and photo of mosaics in the Church of Martorana in Palerm, Sicily. The church of Santa Maria dell’ Ammiraglio (The Martorana) is an example of Byzantine, Norman and arabic architecture (gold mosaics, geometric mosaics…). The Martorana is … Continue reading

Byzantine Lady

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Model wearing Byzantine Dolce Gabbana clothes, Byzantine mosaics in the Church of Martorana and in the Mandamento Palazzo Reale of Palermo, Sicily.

Byzantine magnificence

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Byzantine inspired brooch and earrings by Gripoix Paris. Mosaic from the Basilica of San Clemente dated of 1130s (Byzantine Empire), in Roma, Italy (1130s)

Des oiseaux venus du passé

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Dolce Gabbana dress inspired by the Byzantine Empire. The background is a mosaic nymphaeum decorating the Villa Pipiano belonging to Giulio-Claudia, in Sorrento along the marina della Lobra (Italy). The mosaic was discovered in 1980. It dates from the 1st … Continue reading

Byzantine cross

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Byzantine cross by Chanel (vintage). If you like Byzantine jewelry, you should like Chanel jewels, Diego Percossi Papi, Ben Amun, Sylvia Toledano, Gripoix, Ilias Lalaounis and Julie Vos. The background is a detail of a 6th century Byzantine mosaic in … Continue reading

Medersa Ben Youssef in Marrakech

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The Medersa (arabic word for school) Ben Youssef was an important koranic university. It was built in 1570 at the request of the Sa’did Sultan Abdellah Al Ghalib in order to educate the young men attending the mosque located nearby. The … Continue reading

Palais Bahia : Jewel of the Hispano-Mauresque art

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Palais Bahia is incredibly decorated with somptuous mosaics, sculpted stone artifacts and painted doors and ceilings. The palace was built under the reign of two sultans :  Sidi Mohammed ben Abd al Rahman (1859-1873) and Moulay Abd al-Aziz (1894-1908). The … Continue reading