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Cyprus - Byzantine Wall Painting of the Birth of Christ
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Byzantine Wall Painting of the Birth of Christ
Type of Object: Wall Painting
Materials: Paint on Plaster
Measurements: Various
Date or Period: Byzantine
Maker: Byzantine
Designated List Section: VII Frescos/Wall Paintings
Date of Import Restriction: 04/12/1999
Photograph: Department of Antiquities, Cyprus
Copyright: Department of Antiquities, Cyprus
Description of Designated List Category Subject to Import Restrictions:
Wall paintings from the Byzantine period religious structures (churches, monasteries, chapels, etc.) Like the mosaics, wall paintings generally portray images of Christ, Archangels, and the Apostles in scenes of Biblical events. Surrounding paintings may contain animal, floral, or geometric designs. This example: Wall painting of the Birth of Christ, from the Church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis, Kakopetria. Middle 14th century A.D.
ceremonial object, painting, religious object,


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