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Sculpture, pottery and minor arts (1204-1430)

Sculpture (1274-1317)
Woodcarved icons
Ecclesiastical gold-embroidery

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Woodcarved icon
Woodcarved double-sided icon with representation of Saint George, 15th century, Athens, Byzantine Museum.

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Woodcarved icon
15th century

Woodcarved icons are a singular type in which the representation is rendered in relief and painted. Four examples are known, from the areas of Kastoria and Ochrid. In one view, the western influences discernible in these works are due to contact between the local populations and the Crusaders who settled in the territory of the Byzantine Empire in the Late Byzantine period. Other scholars maintain, however, that these influences diffused to north-west Macedonia through the art of the despotate of Epirus.

See Also
History - Late Byzantine period (1204-1430)
Civilization - Icons (1204-1430)

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