ANGELICO, Fra. 'The Annunciation Altarpiece'
ANGELICO, Fra (1387-1455). The Annunciation. 1430s. Left lower detail of the predella, depicting the wedding between Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph. Renaissance art. Quattrocento. Tempera on wood. ITALY. TUSCANY. AREZZO. San Giovanni Valdarno. Museum of the Basilica de Santa Maria de la Gracia. Proc: MONACO. Monte-Carlo. Convent of the Franciscans.
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Citrus trees in a hothouse
Citrus trees in a hothouse. Engraving by Filippo Gagliardi, from Giovanni Battista Ferrari, Hesperides: sive, De malorum aureorum cultura et usu libri quator. Plate / Page 457. Date: 1646
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Palermo, Italy - Chiesa di S.Giovanni degli Eremili
Palermo, Italy - Chiesa di S. Giovanni degli Eremili. The church's origins date to the 6th century. After the Islamic conquest of Sicily, it was converted into a mosque. After the establishment of the Norman domination of southern Italy, it was returned to the Christians by Roger II of Sicily who (around 1136) entrusted it to the Benedictine monks of Saint William of Vercelli. The Coister (pictured here) has notable small double columns with capitals decorated by vegetable motifs, which support ogival arches. It also includes an Arab cistern Date: 1919
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