13th Century floor mosaics
I'm posting up these mosaics as even though they are from a much later period, 13th century AD, they were floor mosaics and they do have a cetain naive charm about them!
These are currently on display in the church of S. Giovanni Evangelista in Ravenna, Italy. There are a number of others there too and the subjects range from fantasy animals, a fox's funeral and one of then here showing the sack of Constantinople from the time of the fourth crusade.
|This seems to reperesent a rather colourful unicorn.|
|A group of soldiers, notice the Norman style of the shields.|
|The sacking of Constantinople|
|Not a brilliant photo but this does appear to show a soldier fending off a lion?|