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virgin mary and baby jesus - byzantine fresco - Sümela monastery (turkey)

Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus.­

Ancient Byzantine Frescos in the Cave Church of Sümela Monastery near Trabzon (Turkey).­

In Byzantine art, Jesus Infant has the face of an adult, but he is drawn small and on the lap of the Virgin Mary.­

The Sümela Monastery was originally founded in the year 386.­ For more information, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­S%C3%BCmela_­Monastery.

Trabzon Gümüşhane Yolu, Trabzon Province, Turkey

Photos of interesting Christian Sacred Art that I stumbled upon.­

Photos of Turkey (the country).­