Seraphim Angel Painting - Hagia Sophia (Istanbul)

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Seraphim Angel Painting - Hagia Sophia (Istanbul)

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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.

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Date & GPS location
Photo taken on September 13, 2006
Cankurtaran Mh., Soğuk Çeşme Sk 14-36, 34122 Istanbul/Istanbul Province, Turkey
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