Ταυροκαθάψια (The Bull-Leaping Fresco), at Knossos in Crete. (Detail)
The Hand of God (ca. 1123), a fresco from the ceiling of Sant Climent de Taull, Barcelona; on display at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona.
Roman, Fresco fragment with a Muse (probably Melpomene, the muse of Tragedy), 1-75 AD (source).
One of the most celebrated Minoan frescos, the Prince of Lillies, from Crete, dated to circa 1550 BC.
Like most surviving Minoan frescos, the Prince of Lillies, is fragmentary. The reconstruction of it has been much-debated since it was discovered in 1901. The archaeologist who found the fresco, Sir Arthur Evans, described it as a “Priest-King” figure, though some also suggest that it resembles a woman because of the head-dress.
For those interested, Maria C. Shaw wrote an interesting paper on the topic, The “Priest-King” Fresco from Knossos: Man, Woman, Priest, King, or Someone Else?
Courtesy & currently located at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Greece. Photo taken by Dimitris Agelakis.
Interior view of dome from Santa Maria dell ‘Ammiragliatto
Location: Palermo, Italy
Czech national library (based in Prague, Klementinum)
Paris Opera Garnier