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Military saints in Byzantine capitals.

Ανάγλυφο στρατιωτικού αγίου σε Βυζαντινό κιονόκρανο

During the Byzantine era the huge variety of different capitals shows us how imaginative their creators were.

There have survived capitals in the example of the ancient rhythms, capitals with allegorical or abstract representations, with reliefs of animals and human figures, with monograms and with military saints such as the one in the photograph.

It is presumed that the one depicted belongs to the Palaiologan era and was in the Monastery of Pammakaristos in Constantinople. It is currently on display at the Clyny Museum in Paris.

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