seraphim angel painting - aya sofya (istanbul)


Seraphim Angel Painting - Aya Sofya (Istanbul)

They look like strange headless angels with blue and brown feathers.­

The six-winged figure is though to depict the seraphim, an angel described in the biblical book of Isaiah.­ This faceless representation was painted over a mosaic of the Seraphim when the church was turned into a mosque.­ The original mosaic of the angel is believed to be under the painted plaster.­

For more information about this angel image, read www.­worldbulletin.­net/­news_­detail.­php?id=45257

For more information about Aya Sofya, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Hagia_­Sophia.

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Cankurtaran Mh., Soğuk Çeşme Sk 14-36, 34122 Istanbul/Istanbul Province, Turkey

Photos of Turkey (the country).­