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Gilt Mosaic Dome in the Victoria Quarter of Leeds


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Fine Mosaic Details From the Dome of the County Arcade in Leeds

© Ferne Arfin
The vaulted roof of the County Arcade, the most elaborate arcade of the Victoria Quarter, is painted cast-iron with three glass domes. Each of the domes is surrounded by gilt and enamelled mosaics suggesting Leeds' success and prosperity in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. Around the central dome, allegorical figures represent Leeds' industries. On the other domes, figures represent liberty, commerce, labour and art.

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