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Lourdes - The Grotto
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Lourdes - The Grotto
Pergamon Altar. Hecate fighting against the giant Klytios ne Featured Image

Pergamon Altar. Hecate fighting against the giant Klytios ne

Pergamon Altar. Built by order of Eumenes II Soter. 164-156 BC. Marble and limestone. Gigantomachy. South frieze. The three-faceted goddess Hecate fighting with a torch, a sword and a lance against the giant Klytios. Next to her is Artemis (she doesn't appear) fighting with a bow and arrow against a Giant who is perhaps Otos (he doesn't appear). Her hunting dog kills another Giant with a bite to the neck. Pergamon Museum. Berlin. Germany

© Thaliastock / Mary Evans

Archbishop Herbert Vaughan
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Archbishop Herbert Vaughan
Old Coventry Cathedral
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Old Coventry Cathedral
Pergamon Altar. Hephaistos and goddess Eos riding a horse Featured Image

Pergamon Altar. Hephaistos and goddess Eos riding a horse

Pergamon Altar. Built by order of Eumenes II Soter. 164-156 BC by artists of the school of Pergamon. Marble and limestone. South frieze. Gigantomachy. An unidentified goddess is followed by Hephaistos, who raises a two-headed hammer aloft. He is followed by another unidentified kneeling god who thrusts a spear into the body. Next, the goddess Eos rides sidesaddle into battle. She pulls back her horse and is armed with a torch. Pergamon Museum. Berlin. Germany

© Thaliastock / Mary Evans

The Gospels of Henry the Lion Featured Image

The Gospels of Henry the Lion

The cover of the Gospels of Henry the Lion, Order of Saint Benedict, produced in Prague in 1594. Henry the Lion (Heinrich der Lowe; 11291195) was a member of the Welf dynasty and Duke of Saxony, as Henry III, from 1142, and Duke of Bavaria, as Henry XII, from 1156, which duchies he held until 1180. Originally commissioned for the altar of the Virgin Mary at the Brunswick Cathedral), this gospel book was purchased by the German government at Sothebys of London in 1983 for over 8m. At 266 pages, including 50 full-page illustrations, the book is considered a masterpiece of the 12th century Romanesque illuminated manuscript. Date: 12th century

© Mary Evans Picture Library/Hubertus Kanus


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