The Riddle of Armenian Letters on the Bavarian Fresco

The Riddle of Armenian Letters on the Bavarian Fresco

The grandiose and largest-in-the-world fresco by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo decorates the lobby of the Bavarian Bishops’ Palace in Würzburg. It features mythological creatures, ancient gods, nymphs, naiads, inhabitants of exotic countries, other figures fluttering among the clouds in a light dizzying flight, and… Armenian letters carved into a stone plate. How did the artist manage …

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