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Western Art and Architecture frm 300 to 1400 ad. T J Osler. Santa Costanza: exterior, view from NW., ca. 350 A.D. Rome, Italy. Interior. Santa Sabina: interior, nave, view from west, begun ca. 422-432 A.D. Rome.

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Sarcophagus with Scenes from the Passion of Christ(probably from the Catacomb of Domitilla),mid-4th century A.D.

Byzantine monumental Church mosaics are a crowning glory ofMedieval Art. One of the most famous of the surviving mosaics is in the Church of the Holy Wisdom in former Constantinople—the image of Christ on the walls of the upper southern gallery.


San Vitale: interior, view towards apse showing mosaics: [T] roundel portraits of Christ and Apostles; [TC] Lamb of God with Archangels; [C] Christ enthroned with Angels and Saints, ca. 547 A.D.

The Emperor Justinian and his retinue; detail of mosaic from the left side [north wall] of the apse, San Vitale, ca. 547 A.D.
German, Carolingian, Torhalle (gatehouse of the Benedictine abbey), Lorsch: exterior, view from north, 768-774
German, Ottonian, St. Cyriakus, Gernrode:exterior, Westbau, view from NW., 961-983 (west towers and choir enlarged late 12th century)
French, Romanesque, Abbey Church, Cluny: south transept ("Tower of the Blessed Water"), view from NW., 1088-1118
islamic spain umayyad period great mosque cordoba interior arcades begun 785 786 enlarged to 987
Islamic, Spain (Umayyad Period), Great Mosque, Cordoba:interior, arcades, begun 785-786; enlarged to 987
great mosque cordoba interior dome in front of the mihrab added 965 reign of al hakam ii
Great Mosque, Cordoba:interior, dome in front of the mihrab, added 965 (reign of al-Hakam II)