A Sicilian dancer


This very small picture is on the ceiling of the Cappella Palatina. It was a palace originally built for the emirs, but had been abandoned. After the Norman invasion, it was rebuilt by Roger the II, who was crowned King of Sicily there.

Unfortunately I could not find a better picture of the dancer. If you have one, please let me know. Taken from the site Dancing in Art by Betty Eyer.

Bibliography
Norman-Arab-Byzantine Culture in Wikipedia.
Cappella Palatina, Palermo in Sacred Destinations.
Sicilia Da Sola: Day 3 in Finding Sicily.
The Paintings of the Aisle-Ceilings of the Cappella Palatina, Palermo by Lev Kapitaikin. Via Google Docs.

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