Itinerary B

[4] A discussion of magnificence

Can you hear the voices of the people who, during the reign of Roger II, went to the Palatine Chapel to attend mass? These are a few members of the king’s inner circle. Listen: the ladies coquettishly discuss their luxurious gowns, embellished with gems and cameos, finely embroidered in the Royal Palace workshop: the Tiraz. The other members of the royal family, gazing upwards, converse with each other about the magnificence of the mosaic cycle.