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The mosaic from the apse of Santa Maria Magg…

The mosaic from the apse of Santa Maria Maggiore by Jacopo Torriti, completed in 1296. Rome, Italy. 

Mosaic from the apse of Santa Maria Maggiore…

Mosaic from the apse of Santa Maria Maggiore depicting Christ crowning the Virgin. Rome, Italy. 

Detail of the bronze Baldacchino in St. Peter&…

Detail of the bronze Baldacchino in St. Peter’s basilica, made from a design by Bernini between 1624-1633. Vatican, Rome, 🇮🇹

The bronze Baldacchino in St. Peter’s …

The bronze Baldacchino in St. Peter’s basilica, made from a design by Bernini between 1624-1633. Vatican, Rome, Italy. 

Beautiful drawing of Alexander the Great by Vi…

Beautiful drawing of Alexander the Great by Vincenzo Gemito.

Detail of a colossal statue of Antinous as D…

Detail of a colossal statue of Antinous as Dionysos Osiris, marble, Roman, Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy. 

Antinous, Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy. 

Antinous, Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy. 

Scene from a long frieze painted on the wall…

Scene from a long frieze painted on the walls of the Villa of the Mysteries at Pompeii.

A bird among the shrubs and flowers of a gar…

A bird among the shrubs and flowers of a garden. A detail of Pompeian wall painting, 1st century AD. This painting exemplifies the Roman passion for gardens and countryside.