912 – Marble chair in Vatopedi

Painting by Theodore Jacques Rallis born in 1852). The location is the exo-narthex of the church of Vatopedi.
Detail. Keliotes found the picture of the painting because the painting is on auction by Bonham, England. Thanks Keliotes.
Color photograph by Cuville in 1914-1918
Also Le Baron in 1918 made a picture of the chair cut in stone.

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5 Responses to 912 – Marble chair in Vatopedi

  1. Wim says:

    What made the artist paint a WOMAN on this chair: did he want to shock or protest, or might it be the Panaghia, resting next to a travel bag?

  2. Dimitris says:

    I think that the artist just “borrowed” the architecture of Vatopaidi to use it in the painting. I don’t think that the place in the painting is supposed to be a monastery, since you can also see a man in a turkish attire and not just the woman.

  3. Mirko, Serbia says:

    Athos did shelter refugees including women and girls twice in its history: during the aftermath of the failed 1770 Orlov Revolt, and during the Greek War of Independence in 1821.


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