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The Gold Mosaics of "Mother and Child" at the Saint Sophia (Hagia Sophia Museum) in Istanbul.

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia

Detail from underside of an arch which is decorated with wonderful mosaics at Hagia Sophia, Istanbul Turkey. Many of the mosaics are in disrepair, as seen in area to right in photo.

interior architectural details, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey | UNESCO World Heritage Site (part of the Historic Areas of Istanbul):

The interior architectural details, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey. Unesco World Heritage Site, a part of the Historical Areas of Istanbul.

Virgin Mary holding Child Christ, detail from Comnenus mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, 12th century

Virgin Mary holding Child Christ, detail from Comnenus mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Byzantine, century This inspired me to include a very important icon in Tobias's story. The effects of this icon are far reaching.

Byzantine Mosaic (12th century Christ Pantocrator, upper southern gallery, flanked by the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist), Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet, Istanbul,  Turkey by oriana.italy

AΓΙΑ ΣΟΦΙΑ: Christ Pantokrator: detail from the 'Deesis' mosaic in the South Gallery, dating from the late thirteenth century.

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