I found these pictures by accident while rattling round the web looking at Romanesque frescoes. They are in a little church somewhere in Sweden and date from around 1220, though unfortunately (like so many medieval artefacts in northern Europe) they have been 'restored' by the ubiquitous nineteenth century neatness freak. I don't know how authentic the colours are, and the faces have probably been 'improved', but one can at least study them as a rare surviving iconographic scheme. I wish I could find more detailed photographs on line. However, there is a really stunning carved stone font dating from a century earlier than the frescoes. Another destination to add to the bucket list.
The view from my desk
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