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1 Cressac-Saint-Genis (Charente, France), chapel of the Knights Templar commandery: a) exterior view from the South-east; b) detail of the interior featuring biblical scenes from the lower register of Romanesque paintings. Credits: Author 587

2 Poncé-sur-le-Loir (Sarthe, France), church of Saint-Julian: murals of the northern wall of the nave (battle scenes, parable of the rich man, hunting scene). Credits: Author 588

3 Paliomonastiro, near Vrontamas (Laconia), cave church complex: exterior view of the entire complex. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Paliomonastiro near Vrontamas is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 589

4 Paliomonastiro, near Vrontamas (Laconia), cave church complex: the cavalcade of the military saints on the outer façade of the church. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Paliomonastiro near Vrontamas is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 590

5 Chartreuse du Liget, near Loches (Indre-et-Loire, France), chapel of Saint-John: scene of the Dormition of the Mother of God. Credits: Author 591

6 In the vicinity of Kastania (Messenian Mani, Messenia), church of Ai-Strategi: exterior view of the building. Credits: Author. © Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, Ephorate of Antiquities of Messenia 592

7 In the vicinity of Kastania (Messenian Mani, Messenia), church of Ai-Strategi: the depiction of the Trinity on the portico vault. Credits: Author. © Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, Ephorate of Antiquities of Messenia 593

8 Daphni, Athens (Attica), church of the Daphni Monastery: a) exterior view from the southern courtyard; b) exterior view from North-north-west, with the added portico. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica 594

9 New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Acropolis from the West, with the Propylaea and the Temple of Athena Nike, Athens, watercolour over graphite by Thomas Hartley Cromek (1834), 33.3 × 56.3 cm. The Frankish tower is visible to the right. © Courtesy of the Met Open Access Initiative 595

10 Kalyvia-Kouvara (Attica), church of Saint-Peter: depiction of bishop Michael Choniates as a saint in the company of other officiating bishops. Credits: Panayotis St. Katsafados. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica 596

11 The Dormition of the Mother of God in two French manuscripts: a) Ms Paris, BnF, n. a. fr. 1098, f. 33v; b) Ms Paris, BnF, f. fr. 13502, f. 16v. Source: print-screens of the facsimiles available at the Gallica site of the BnF (https://gallica.bnf.fr/) 597

12 Athens, Byzantine Museum, Athenian carvings: a) no. 263 (Nativity spandrel panel); b) no. 265 (spandrel panel with prophets and John the Baptist); c) no. 264 (Anastasis spandrel panel); d) no. 266 (reconstructed spandrel panel with trefoil tracery); e) no. 268 (saint holding a book). Source: μαρία Σκλάβου μαυροειδή, Γλυπτά του Βυζαντινού μουσείου Αθηνών: κατάλογος. Athens: Ταμείο Αρχαιολογικών Πόρων και Απαλλοτριώσεων, 1999, p. 189–193 598

13 Athens, Byzantine Museum, Athenian carvings: a) no. 271 (Nativity slab); b) no. 283 (mythological slab); c) no. 292 (alleged tomb fragment). Source: Σκλάβου μαυροειδή, Γλυπτά, pp. 195, 202, 207 599

14 Galatsi, Athens (Attica), Omorphi Ekklisia: a) exterior view of the building from the North-east; b) the Wedding at Cana painted on one of the narthex vaults. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica 600

15 Galatsi, Athens (Attica), Omorphi Ekklisia: the scene with Balaam’s Ass and Abraham’s Sacrifice painted on one of the narthex vaults. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica 601

16 Galatsi, Athens (Attica), Omorphi Ekklisia: the Anapeson from the parekklesion murals. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica 602

17 Galatsi, Athens (Attica), Omorphi Ekklisia: Tonsured saint in the narthex murals. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica 603

18 Athens (Attica), Panagia Gorgoepikoos (church of Saint-Eleutherius or ‘Little Metropolis’): external view of the western façade. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Saint-Eleutherius lies within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development (H.O.C.RE.D.) 604

19 Athens (Attica), Panagia Gorgoepikoos (church of Saint-Eleutherius or ‘Little Metropolis’), details of the eastern façade: a) edicula of Cybele; b-c) two stelae representing a meeting between two characters. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Saint-Eleutherius lies within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development (H.O.C.RE.D.) 605

20 Chlemoutsi Castle (Elis): a) view of the outer courtyard and Ionian Sea from the top of the keep; b) entrance to the lord’s hall. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 606

21 Chlemoutsi Castle (Elis): vaulted gallery of the lord’s hall. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 607

22 Chlemoutsi Castle (Elis): chapel adjacent to the lord’s hall at the piano nobile. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 608

23 Gastouni (Elis), Panagia-Katholiki church: a) exterior view of the church from the North-east; b) detail of the inscription incised on the architrave of the original western portal of the church. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 609

24 Kaphiona (Inner Mani, Laconia), church of Saint-Theodore: depiction of saint Theodore in the sanctuary apse, above the Melismos scene. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Saint-Theodores in Kaphiona is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 610

25 Kaphiona (Inner Mani, Laconia), church of Saint-Theodore: a) epigram inscription painted above the entrance; b) part of the main inscription painted in the sanctuary apse. Source: Panayotis St. Katsafados, “The Eagle from the Apse of the Church of Saint-George in Karinia (1281): Puzzling Heraldry, Defaced Inscriptions, and Odd Iconographic Choices in Inner Mani after the Second Council of Lyon.” Museikon 4 (2020): 53 611

26 Karynia (Inner Mani, Laconia), church of Saint-George: exterior view from the North-west. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Saint-George in Karynia is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 612

27 Karynia (Inner Mani, Laconia), church of Saint-George: heraldic eagle painted in the sanctuary. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Saint-George in Karynia is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 613

28 Andravida (Elis), church of Saint-Sophia: a) exterior view of the ruined building from the West; b) external view of the sanctuary apse from the North-east. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 614

29 a) Andravida (Elis), church of Saint-Sophia: detail of the southern apse; b) Chlemoutsi Castle Museum (Elis): column capital bearing a mixed coat of arms, from the church of Saint-Sophia at Andravida. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 615

30 Glarentza (Elis): panoramic views of the ruined church of Saint-Francis: a) from the South-western corner; b) from the Southern entrance; c) from the middle of the church towards the West. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 616

31 Chlemoutsi Castle Museum (Elis): fragmentary grave slab of Anna/Agnes of Villehardouin found in Andravida. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 617

32 Chlemoutsi Castle Museum (Elis): upper left corner of the grave slab of Anna/Agnes of Villehardouin – detail of a salamander and a peacock. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 618

33 Kouvara (Attica), church of Saint-George: the (allegedly Western) undulating contours of the mandorla from the Last Judgement scene. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica 619

34 In the vicinity of Alepochori (close to Megara, Attica), monastery church of the Saviour: mural paintings of the sanctuary: a) the Pantocrator; b) the hierarch saints. Credits: author. The rights on the depicted monuments belong to the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (Law 4858/2021). The Monastery of the Metamorphosis in Alepochori is under the responsibility of the Ephorate of Antiquities of West Attica. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports/Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 620

35 Akrefnio / Karditsa (Boeotia), church of Saint-George: a) exterior view from the South-east; b) votive inscription mentioning Anthony le Flamenc. Source: Alexandra Kostarelli, “The Dedicatory Inscription of Saint George Church at Akrefnio, Boeotia (1311). Notes after the Completion of the Conservation Works.” Museikon 3 (2019): 20, 14 621

36 Pyrgi (Euboea), church of the Transfiguration: Pentecost scene painted on the transversal barrel-vault of the nave. Credits: Author. The rights on the depicted monuments belong to Ministry of Culture and Sports (Law 4858/2021). The monument church of the Transfiguration in Pyrgi falls under its jurisdiction Ephorate of Antiquities of Euboea. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports 622

37 Polemitas (Inner Mani, Laconia), church of Saint-Nicholas: a) exterior view from the West; b) interior view towards the sanctuary (the niche with saints George and Kyriaki is visible to the left). Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Saint-Nicholas in Polemitas is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 623

38 Polemitas (Inner Mani, Laconia), church of Saint-Nicholas: saints George and Kyriaki in the first northern niche of the nave. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Saint-Nicholas in Polemitas is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 624

39 Megali Avli, near Keratea (Attica), church of Saint-Kyriaki: exterior view from the West-south-west. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica 625

40 Megali Avli, near Keratea (Attica), church of Saint-Kyriaki: depiction of saint Eustace in the nave of the church. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica 626

41 Megali Avli, near Keratea (Attica), church of Saint-Kyriaki: a) mid-register paintings of the sanctuary apse (the first two saints to the North); b) mid-register paintings of the altar apse (southern hierarch saints). Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica 627

42 Megali Avli, near Keratea (Attica), church of Saint-Kyriaki: remnants of the sanctuary inscription. Credits: Panayotis St. Katsafados. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica 628

43 Dagla Hill, near Markopoulo (Attica), Taxiarchis church, sanctuary apse murals: a) officiating saints to the North; b) officiating saints to the South. Credits: Author. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica 629

44 North of Megara (Attica), church of the Saviour: sanctuary apse murals. Credits: author. The rights on the depicted monuments belong to the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (Law 4858/2021). The Church of the Metamorphosis, north of Megara, is under the responsibility of the Ephorate of Antiquities of West Attica. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports/Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 630

45 North of Megara (Attica), church of the Saviour: mural paintings in the south-eastern corner of the nave. © Author. The rights on the depicted monuments belong to the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (Law 4858/2021). The Church of the Metamorphosis, north of Megara, is under the responsibility of the Ephorate of Antiquities of West Attica. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports/Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 631

46 Plaka, Athens (Attica), church of Saint-John-the-Theologian: military saint riding a horse on the southern side of the barrel vault in the prothesis. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Saint-John-The Theologian in Plaka lies within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development (H.O.C.RE.D.) 632

47 Plaka, Athens (Attica), church of Saint-John-the-Theologian: military saint riding a horse in the middle register of paintings from the sanctuary, northern wall, with a segment of an Ascension scene in the upper register. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Saint-John-The Theologian in Plaka lies within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development (H.O.C.RE.D.) 633

48 Geraki Castle (Laconia): a) view of the castle hill; b) exterior view of the entrance to the church of Saint-George. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Saint-George in Geraki is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 634

49 Geraki Castle (Laconia), church of Saint-George: general view of the proskynetarion adjacent to the northern wall of the nave – the cadency marks are visible on both sides of the trefoil opening. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Saint-George in Geraki is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 635

50 Geraki Castle (Laconia), church of Saint-George: a) coat of arms carved at the top of the proskynetarion; b) coat of arms carved above the entrance to the nave. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Saint-George in Geraki is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 636

51 Mystras, near Sparti (Laconia), church of the Perivleptos Monastery: exterior view from the South. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Perivleptos in Mystras is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 637

52 Mystras, near Sparti (Laconia), Museum at the Metropolis church, the Alexander slab taken from the church of the Perivleptos Monastery: a) general view of the piece; b) detail of the Alexander scene. Credits: Author. The Museum of Mystras is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 638

53 Mystras, near Sparti (Laconia), church of the Perivleptos Monastery: interior view of the prothesis, altar, and diaconicon. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Perivleptos in Mystras is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 639

54 Mystras, near Sparti (Laconia), church of the Perivleptos Monastery, damages to the mural paintings on the side walls of the apses, probably connected with the dismantling of the templon screens, and measurements for the reconstruction of the latter with the inclusion of the Alexander slab: a) prothesis; b) altar; c) diaconicon; d-g) detailed views of the corresponding fitting marks still visible on the floor. The colour red marks the damages to the mural paintings on the side walls. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Perivleptos in Mystras is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 640

55 Mystras, near Sparti (Laconia), Museum at the Metropolis church: plaster and brick remnants on the left end of the Alexander slab. Credits: Author. The Museum of Mystras is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 641

56 In the vicinity of Chrysapha (Laconia), church of the Chrysaphitissa: exterior view of the building from the South. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Chrysaphitissa in Chrysapha is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 642

57 In the vicinity of Chrysapha (Laconia), church of the Chrysaphitissa: interior view of the immured entrance to the diaconicon. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Chrysaphitissa in Chrysapha is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 643

58 In the vicinity of Chrysapha (Laconia), church of the Chrysaphitissa: immured entrance to the diaconicon, dado zone, Maximou the Amazon (Η μ[Α]ΞΙμȢ). Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Chrysaphitissa in Chrysapha is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 644

59 In the vicinity of Chrysapha (Laconia), church of the Chrysaphitissa: immured entrance to the diaconicon, dado zone, Digenis Akritas (Ο ΔΥΓΕΙ(N)ΗC). Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Chrysaphitissa in Chrysapha is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 645

60 Nomitsi (Messenian Mani, Messenia), church of the Transfiguration: a) column capital with the agrarian/pornographic animal scene; b) column capital with a hunting scene. Credits: Author. © Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, Ephorate of Antiquities of Messenia 646

61 Charia (Inner Mani, Laconia), church of Saint-Nicholas: a) column capital with the agrarian/pornographic animal scene; b) second animal scene (the fox and the rooster) with the inscription in political verses. Credits: Panayotis St. Katsafados. The Monument Church of Saint-Nicholas in Charia is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 647

62 Geraki Castle (Laconia), hill of the Outer Churches, Taxiarchis church: exterior view from the West. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Taxiarchis in Geraki is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 648

63 Geraki Castle (Laconia), hill of the Outer Churches, Taxiarchis church: the siege of Jericho painted on the northern wall. Credits: Author. The Monument Church of Taxiarchis in Geraki is within the domain of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development 649

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