Site Design By Bob Atchison

Hagia Sophia Drawings by Grelo 1680 and Loos 1710

These amazing drawings prove that the mosaics of Hagia Sophia were uncovered for almost 300 years after the conquest. Millions of Muslim worshippers prayed under Christ, the Virgin and the Seraphim.

Semi-Precious Hardstone Animals

Here are some images of my favorite hardstone, Faberge-like animals from my collections with stories about how they were created and why