Sicily, Palermo, Cathedral

Also known as Duomo
Era 12AD
Location Via Vittorio Emanuele, 90040 Palermo PA, Italy

At Palermo Cathedral, in a small niche above the southern (main) porch, is a mosaic of the Virgin and Child flanked by two half-figures of angels. The cathedral was built between 1172 and 1185 by the Archbishop of Palermo, and probably – if churches such as Monreale are anything to go by – contained extensive mosaics. Certainly we know that there was once a mosaic image of the patron archbishop.

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