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Alexius III of Trebizond and wife Theodora Kantakouzene from the Imperial…

Alexius III of Trebizond and wife Theodora Kantakouzene from the Imperial chrysobull of Alexios III of Trebizond, 1374

The 11th century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the miracle of Christ turning water into wine. Endowed between 1315-1321 by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites. Kariye Museum, Istanbul | Photos Gallery

The century Roman Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora and its mosaic of the miracle of Christ turning water into wine. Endowed between by the powerful Byzantine statesman and humanist Theodore Metochites.

golden byzantine mosaic - Visiting Chora Church in #Istanbul

A visit to Chora Church in Istanbul

Byzantine Costume - Theadora in her purple silk palduamentum among her court- wearing paludamentums, mantles, tablions, fibulae, Samite

Byzantine Theodora (wife of Justinian) Empress Theodora, wife of Justinian, and attendants Mosaic from Basilica of San Vitale, century

The Dalmatic (cloak) of Charlemagne - front

Byzantine (Constantinople or Thessalonike), ca. century Blue silk with silver, silver-gilt, and colored silk threads

Virgin and Child from the Apse of Hagia Sophia

The huge and regal image of the Theotokos and Christ - the first figural mosaic in Hagia Sophia after Iconoclasm in the century,

Virgin Hodegetria in the Theotokos Mosaic at Chora Church.The Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora  is considered to be one of the most beautiful surviving examples of a Byzantine church. In the 16th century, during the Ottoman era, the church was converted into a mosque and, finally, it became a museum in 1948. The interior of the building is covered with fine mosaics and frescoes.

Virgin Hodegetria in the Theotokos mosaic. Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora, Greece.

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