Byzantine and Christian Museum :: Wall paintings

Wall-painting with St Eleutherios (01751)

BXM: 001751
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Date: 18th c.

Dimensions (cm): 146 x 62
Provenance: Church of the Panagia in Merenda, Attica

St Eleutherios is depicted full length, frontal and dressed in priestly vestments.  He is blessing with his right hand, while in his left he holds a gospel. It is one of four wall-paintings detached from the small church of the Panagia in Merenda, Attica, and transferred to the Byzantine Museum in 1963. The wall-painting were part of the 18th-century paint layer, which covered an earlier painted layer in the church. The way in which the figure of the saint has been painted is a typical example of the art of wall-painting in Attica and the Peloponnese in the 18th century, a time when the artist George Markos was a dominant presence.