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Bema doors

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  • Construction
    Construction Phase Construction
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    Date of construction
    Half of Centurycentury BC/AD
    From 218century AD
    To 1 19 AD
    Historical period Post Byzantine
    Location of construction NW area of Drama prefecture (probably)
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    Construction materials Wood
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  • Use
    Construction Phase Use
    Description of use Functional use, since the bema doors of the Iconostasis separate the Sanctuary from the rest of the Church.
    Symbolic use, since the bema doors symbolize the entrance door to the Kingdom of Heavens, the doors of life.
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  • Decoration
    Decoration Phase Primary decoration
    Decoration Type Painting
    Decoration theme The evangelists Marcus, Matthew, John and Lucas

    Location of decoration The decoration is location in a zone with rectangular frames where there are the painted representation

    Description of decoration The painted parts of the bema doors comprises surprisingly only the four evangelists Marcus, Matthew, John and Lucas in busts and under a small arc, the front of which is painted silver. The background of the representations is indigo, while the accompanying inscriptions are in lower-case and in black colour.

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    Date of decoration
    Half of Centurycentury BC/AD
    From 218century AD
    To 1 19 AD
    Decoration style The faces of the evangelists are attributed as ganold, with diffused colours, outlines with smooth chiaroscuro, smoothly outstretched surfaces, as happens in the painting of the wider northern greek space during the second half of the 18th century and the first of the 19th. This style continues possibly a style observed in the 18th century in the wider north greek area.

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    Condition of Decoration Good
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