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The Crucifixion
Portable icon representing the Crucifixion, second half of 14th century, Athens, Byzantine Museum.

Portable icon of Christ, early 14th century, Thessaloniki, Museum of Byzantine Civilization.

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The Crucifixion
Second half of 14th century

Early 14th century

Numerous icons of the Late Byzantine period, particularly large works for the iconostasis, have survived on Mount Athos, in Beroia, Kastoria, Ochrid and Thessalonike. They follow the artistic trends of monumental painting.

The names of the donors are recorded on several of them; examples are the icon of the Virgin, today at Friesing, Germany, the donor of which was the metropolitan of Thessalonike Manuel Disypatos (1235-1261), and the icon of the Pantocrator (1363), today in the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg, the donors of which were the brothers Alexios and Ioannis, Byzantine noblemen and founders of the Pantocrator Monastery on Mount Athos, where the icon was originally found.

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History - Late Byzantine period (1204-1430)
Civilization - Woodcarved icons (1204-1430)

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