Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Mosaics of the Last Judgement, Ranks of Angels, and Scenes form the Lives of Christ and St. John the Baptist; this figure is attributed to Coppo Di Marcovaldo. 2nd half of the 13th century. Baptistery, Florence.
Andrea Orcagna. Enthroned Christ with Madonna and Saints. 1354-57. 9' x 9' 8". Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence.

From the Italian word for almonds. An oval or almond-shaped halo that surrounds the body of a figure to indicate divinity or holiness. (Frederick Hartt)

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