Palermo. Palatine chapel. Ceiling. Roger II. Copy.
12th c Sicilian Norman Sicilian Painting
(c. 1100 - c. 1300)
Palermo. Sicily. Italy.
Another Norman warrior, Roger I, conquered Sicily in 1071. His son, Roger II, shown here, spoke fluent Arabic along with most Western languages. He inherited Sicily from his father in 1130 and proceeded to shock much of the Christian Europe with his court which rivaled those of the Islamic caliphs in splendor. In this painting, which comes from the ceiling of his Palatine Chapel in Palermo, Roger looks much more like an Islamic ruler than a Christian one.
ROMANESQUE | Palatine chapel. Ceiling. Roger II. Copy. | 1140-1150 | Norman | Romanesque
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