Illustration of a portion of the sculpted wall mural at the Basilica of St. Denis in Paris. The sculpture is of the Battle of Marignano in which the Old Swiss Confederacy fought the French in Italy. The detail shows French knights on horseback (left) trampling over soldiers of the Old Swiss Confederacy, while more Swiss forces (right) attempt to to hold them back with long pikes. French canons can be seen in the distant background.

The Battle of Marignano, Detail from a Sculpted Wall Mural at the Basilica of St. Denis

Illustration of a portion of the sculpted wall mural at the Basilica of St. Denis in Paris. The sculpture…

The Egyptian tomb of Ramses III Includes a mural painting of the tomb, Thebes.

Egyptian Tomb of Ramses III chair

The Egyptian tomb of Ramses III Includes a mural painting of the tomb, Thebes.

"The mural crown is a circle of fold embattled, and it is associated with military success in sieges."—Aveling, 1891

Mural Crown

"The mural crown is a circle of fold embattled, and it is associated with military success in sieges."—Aveling,…

They are generally of smaller dimensions in the interior, so that the walls or columns of the same chamber contain several rows of such representations. Between and over them are often found ornamented bands like friezes, and at the bottom of the walls, as in the case of the columns, are introduced more decorations, representing lotus-plants.

Mural Frieze-like Decoration from the Temple of Esneh

They are generally of smaller dimensions in the interior, so that the walls or columns of the same chamber…

Another element in Egyptian monuments which is worthy of study is the hieroglyphics, which mean, literally, sacred sculptures, and that not only because he condition and direction of architecture are thence to be learnt, but because also of the historical disclosures which they bring about.

Mural Decoration with Heiroglyphics from the Great Temple at Philæ

Another element in Egyptian monuments which is worthy of study is the hieroglyphics, which mean, literally,…

"Scene from Mural Painting at Tarquinii." &mdash Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Mural Painting

"Scene from Mural Painting at Tarquinii." &mdash Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

The Lion Supporting a Shield is a modern mural decoration.

Lion Supporting a Shield

The Lion Supporting a Shield is a modern mural decoration.