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Sculpture and metalwork (867-1204)

Architectural sculpture
Funerary sculpture
Relief icons
Minor arts

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Christ Euergetes
Relief icon of Christ Euergetes (the Benefactor) from the metropolitan church of Agioi Theodoroi, 12th - 13th century, Serres, Archaeological Museum.

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Christ Euergetes
12th - 13th century

Relief icons constitute a special and rare category of Byzantine sculpture. These works appeared in Middle Byzantine times and continued to be produced in the ensuing period. Several of the relatively small number of relief icons known have been found in Macedonia.

Their subjects include the Virgin, Christ and saints whose cult was popular in the area (Hosios David, Saint Theodora). The discovery of five relief icons in Thessalonike is strong evidence that a workshop producing such objects existed in the city.

See Also
History - Middle Byzantine period (867-1204)
Civilization - Woodcarved icons (1204-1430)

Macedonian Heritage
Content courtesy Ekdotike Athenon S.A.