Royall Tyler to Mildred Barnes Bliss, September 30, 1936

Istanbul

30.IX.36

Ar orgy of mosaic! In the last week Saloniki, Hosios Loukas,Hosios Loukas, an historic monastery in Boeotia, Greece, which is an important monument of architecture and mosaics in Middle Byzantine art. Daphni,Daphní, an eleventh-century Byzantine monastery with mosaics northwest of downtown Athens. and today everything that has been uncovered in S. Sophia, Constantinople! Marvels. I’ll report fully later.

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