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Natural History Museum, London ~ architect Alfred Waterhouse. Detail of fabulous tile & stonework of this Victorian Romanesque building. #art

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A page from the York Psalter (produced in the north of England c.1170 in a vigorous Romanesque style), showing Adam and Eve being expelled from the Garden of Eden; and, below, Adam digging (delving) and Eve spinning.

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Romanesque limestone depiction of Christ. This masterpiece was created during the Romanesque art period and shows Jesus holding a lamb in his arms to show that he cares for us, just like the lamb as we are the sheep and he is our Shepard.

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Albani (St Albans) Psalter: Initial B & King Solomon English Romanesque ca. 1125 Hildesheim: Basilica of Saint Godehard, folio, 72 From oberlin.edu Art 315 Illuminated Manuscripts Week 5 Fall semester, 2006 Erik Inglis, Department of Art

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Battle between Gladiators, detail of a victorious gladiator, 320 AD (mosaic), Roman, (4th century AD) / Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy / Alinari / The Bridgeman Art Library

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The Lewis Chessmen, probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200. At this period, the Western Isles, where the chessmen were buried, were part of the Kingdom of Norway, not Scotland. It seems likely they were buried for safe keeping on route to be traded in Ireland.

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