Cathedral of Monreale - Interior View
Illustration of the Cathedral at Monreale, near Palermo. It is an example of Sicilian and Norman architecture. Construction was begun in 1174. The interior includes monolithic columns with Corinthian capitals. There are numerous pointed arches. Mosaics cover all of the interior walls and ceilings.
KeywordsItalian, Norman, cathedral, Corinthian, Sicily, columns, arches, pointed arches, Romanesque, interior, Basilica, capitals, monreale, English Romanesque, Palermo, Roman arches, Sicilian, monolithic, naive
GalleriesRomanesque Architecture, Miscellaneous Medieval Illustrations, Arches, Italian Buildings and Monuments
William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5610