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The Resurrection from Agioi Apostoloi
Section of wall-painting depicting the Resurrection with Christ, Adam and Eve, prophets and judges, 1312-1315, Thessalonike, church of the Agioi Apostoloi.

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The Resurrection from Agioi Apostoloi
1312-1315

The mosaics in the church of the Ayioi Apostoloi in Thessalonike, together with those in the Chora Monastery and the Pammakaristos in Constantinople, are the last examples of this genre in Byzantium and constitute high spots of the art of the period.

Indicative of their cost is the fact that after the church's founder, Niphon, was deposed from the patriarchal throne in 1314, the mosaic decoration was not completed but complemented with wall-paintings.

The painting in the Ayioi Apostoloi and the chapel of Ayios Euthymios in Ayios Demetrios (1303) bears witness to the close links between Thessalonike and Constantinople, since the donors of the wall-paintings in the chapel, Michael Doukas Glavas Tarchaniotis and his wife, were nobles of the Byzantine court.

See Also
History - Late Byzantine period (1204-1430)
Civilization - Churches (1204-1430)
Travelling - Byzantine Thessalonike


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