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The Icon of St. Demetrios

End of 14th beginning of 15th century

Wood, tempera

MAA Inv. No.1351

The Icon of St. Demetrios, probably originating from the monastery of Chilandar, stands out as one of the supreme examples of late fourteenth and early fifteenth-century Byzantine icon painting. Executed in the style of lyrical and sentimental painting of the period, this icon has high aesthetic qualities. It is notable for its colourful palette and skilful composition of figures adorned with gracious gestures and enhanced physical beauty.