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19 notesReblog evysinspirations:

Lavra in Kiev (Ukraine) (by Goshovsky)

evysinspirations:

Lavra in Kiev (Ukraine) (by Goshovsky)

32 notesReblog historiated:

The bronze doors of Bishop Bernward from the Abbey Church of St. Michael’s in Hildesheim, Germany. Doors cast c. 1015. Source. Click through the photo for an enlarged image. Click here to view a diagram explaining the thematic and typological comparisons in the doors’ imagery.

historiated:

The bronze doors of Bishop Bernward from the Abbey Church of St. Michael’s in Hildesheim, Germany. Doors cast c. 1015. Source. Click through the photo for an enlarged image. Click here to view a diagram explaining the thematic and typological comparisons in the doors’ imagery.

1,665 notesReblog 
Lalibela Church, Ethiopia
The town of Lalibela in northern Ethiopia is renowned for 12 Christian churches that were hewed out of solid stone some 800 years ago. The most stunning is Bieta Giyorgis, shown here, a massive monolith 40 feet (12 meters) tall, intricately carved and shaped like a cross.

Lalibela Church, Ethiopia

The town of Lalibela in northern Ethiopia is renowned for 12 Christian churches that were hewed out of solid stone some 800 years ago. The most stunning is Bieta Giyorgis, shown here, a massive monolith 40 feet (12 meters) tall, intricately carved and shaped like a cross.

8 notesReblog Archangel Michael Defeating Evil by Lorenzo Mattielli, at the Michaelerkirche close to the Hofburg imperial palace in Vienna Austria, on Michaelerplatz.

Archangel Michael Defeating Evil by Lorenzo Mattielli, at the Michaelerkirche close to the Hofburg imperial palace in Vienna Austria, on Michaelerplatz.

53 notesReblog Sofia, Bulgaria.

Sofia, Bulgaria.

196 notesReblog langoaurelian:

Angelus Mosaic by Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) 

langoaurelian:

Angelus 

Mosaic by Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) 

27 notesReblog ladyvictorovna:

Almaty, Kazakhstan.  Nikolsky  Sobor, St Nicholas Cathedral.

ladyvictorovna:

Almaty, Kazakhstan. Nikolsky Sobor, St Nicholas Cathedral.

9 notesReblog holy-soup:

“This intricately crafted bronze censer was found in the parish church of Buchholz in 1846. It is not known for which church it was originally made, but it must have been a grand one. It was probably made in Trier around 1100. The censer stands 8.5 inches (21.5cm) high and represents the Heavenly Jerusalem. It is shaped like a building with a cross-shaped plan, four apses, and 100 windows. On the four sides of the lower part are four busts: Moses with his staff, Aaron with a censer, and the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah. Atop the gables stand four full-length figures: Abel with a lamb; Melchizedek with bread and chalice (seen here), Abraham about to sacrifice his son, and Isaac blessing Jacob instead fo Esau. All eight figures represent Old Testament prophets and events that prefigure the Eucharist. At the top is Solomon on his throne, with a fleur-de-lis crown, sceptre and imperial orb. Fourteen seated lions surround the base of the throne. Numerous Latin inscriptions explain the story of salvation, and one memorializes the bronze caster: “You who reads this, whoever you are, pray that Gozbertus may live!” The chain holder (behind on the right) has four medallions of the apostles Peter, Paul, James and John, with dragons between them. In the center is Christ on his throne.”

holy-soup:

“This intricately crafted bronze censer was found in the parish church of Buchholz in 1846. It is not known for which church it was originally made, but it must have been a grand one. It was probably made in Trier around 1100. The censer stands 8.5 inches (21.5cm) high and represents the Heavenly Jerusalem. It is shaped like a building with a cross-shaped plan, four apses, and 100 windows. On the four sides of the lower part are four busts: Moses with his staff, Aaron with a censer, and the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah. Atop the gables stand four full-length figures: Abel with a lamb; Melchizedek with bread and chalice (seen here), Abraham about to sacrifice his son, and Isaac blessing Jacob instead fo Esau. All eight figures represent Old Testament prophets and events that prefigure the Eucharist. At the top is Solomon on his throne, with a fleur-de-lis crown, sceptre and imperial orb. Fourteen seated lions surround the base of the throne. Numerous Latin inscriptions explain the story of salvation, and one memorializes the bronze caster: “You who reads this, whoever you are, pray that Gozbertus may live!” The chain holder (behind on the right) has four medallions of the apostles Peter, Paul, James and John, with dragons between them. In the center is Christ on his throne.”

43 notesReblog Bedia Cup (upper part of a chalice), 999 AD, Georgia.

Bedia Cup (upper part of a chalice), 999 AD, Georgia.

129 notesReblog artemisdreaming:

Studies for the Transfiguration
Raphael
Large image: HERE
Detail

Transfiguration, from 1520, was unfinished at his death.

artemisdreaming:

Studies for the Transfiguration

Raphael

Large image: HERE

Detail

Transfiguration, from 1520, was unfinished at his death.

142 notesReblog acheiropoietos:

Portable AltarGerman, 1190–1200
This altar contains the relics of forty saints whose names are inscribed on the reverse.  The relics within (which include hair identified by its label as that of St. John the Evangelist and semiprecious stones associated with St. Christopher) are wrapped in textiles and labeled.  

acheiropoietos:

Portable Altar
German, 1190–1200


This altar contains the relics of forty saints whose names are inscribed on the reverse.  The relics within (which include hair identified by its label as that of St. John the Evangelist and semiprecious stones associated with St. Christopher) are wrapped in textiles and labeled.  

13 notesReblog Monument to Canova in the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, designed by Canova as a mausoleum for the painter Titian, Venice Italy.

Monument to Canova in the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, designed by Canova as a mausoleum for the painter Titian, Venice Italy.

2 notesReblog Architect Coop Himmelb(l)au recently completed the Martin Luther Church Hainburg in Austria.

Architect Coop Himmelb(l)au recently completed the Martin Luther Church Hainburg in Austria.

3 notesReblog Architect Coop Himmelb(l)au recently completed the Martin Luther Church Hainburg in Austria.

Architect Coop Himmelb(l)au recently completed the Martin Luther Church Hainburg in Austria.

1 noteReblog Architect Coop Himmelb(l)au recently completed the Martin Luther Church Hainburg in Austria.

Architect Coop Himmelb(l)au recently completed the Martin Luther Church Hainburg in Austria.