Inlaid Lava at Palazzo Chiaramonte

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This elegant window was photographed at Palazzo Chiaramonte in Palermo. Also known by the name Palazzo Steri, Palazzo Chiaramonte was built starting in 1307 by the powerful feudal family, the Chiaramontes. This window incorporates many architectural styles. The decorative design, an inlaid lava stone (AKA intarsias), is reminiscent of designs found on the exterior of the Cathedral at Monreale.

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