Friday, September 24, 2010

Monreale: Detail of the columns from the cloisters

Above is a detail of the capitals from two columns in the cloisters.  Here you can see the intricate relief work done on the capitals.  Some of the columns are decorated with mosaics while others are more intricately carved. The columns are well-preserved but certainly could use some "sprucing up" -- visiting these sites in Sicily helps to keep them taken care of.

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