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Istanbul Aya Sofya serafim

Istanbul Aya Sofya serafim

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Basil II let artists paint on each of the four pendentives a giant six-winged Cherub. The Ottomans covered their face with a golden halo, but in 2009 one of them was restored to the original state.

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