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Stone sculpted bird creatures (this one has a broken beak) on the capital of a column on the exonarthex of the Church of St Mary, 13th century, in the Ardenica Monastery, an Eastern Orthodox monastery near Apollonia, Fier, Albania. 8 of these capitals all display various monsters and fantastic creatures. The church is of Byzantine-orthodox architecture but with many Romanesque features, and contains frescoes by Kostandin and Athanas Zografi which date to 1744. The monastery was founded in...
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