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

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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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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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Rose windows became characteristic of Gothic architecture though it came into vogue during the Romanesque period.

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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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The Batlló Majesty close up. 12th-century Romanesque polychrome walnut wood carving, willow, elm and holm oak with polychrome tempura. Recent studies have revealed the pigments used to produce the colors: the red from cinnabar and the blue from lapis lazuli. Both pigments were very expensive and the sculpture is believed to have come from a studio of some importance perhaps the studio around the monastery of Ripoll. Catalonia | Europe

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I like the rounded crosses used in Gothic architecture. I also like the multiple columns on each side used to frame an entranceway. I'm not sure what I prefer (a perfectly rounded doorway or one that comes to a point like this one).

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