An angel winged warrior, beating a dragon with a large key. The dragons face has been vandalized through the years, especially his eyes!
Faces of different Holy men/Saints: look at the fine quality of the painting and their individual expression.
Detail of two faces
Slightly distressed faces looking up at one point. An excellent artist has painted this fresco!
The Holy Mother with her child, holding a cup and a small jar. Brown colors prevail on this image, and it does not have the same high quality as other paintings. I presume it must have been painted by another artist. Why pilgrims even destroy the eyes of the Panaghia and the child Jezus is difficult to understand….
Here you see the excellent quality of painting again, with an image of John the Baptist or Forerunner (Prodromos), whose head ended up on a scale.
Detail of the face of Joannis, a perfect example of Byzantine art
A painting of the Beast and the Whore. She is seated on a 7-headed Beast/dragon, holding a snake in one hand and a scale with snakes in the other, while officials, also some with a turban, are looking at the scene (Chapter 17 of the Apocalypse- thanks Bertinos)
Detail of the previous picture
An image of a dragon falling (in the underworld ?), watched by high-ranked persons, with two angels in the clouds and a beneath them a mysterious round object. As often occurs, the lower part of the image is badly damaged.
High ranked persons with crowns and turbans looking at the dragon falling down
A man with turban giving the dragon its last push (?)
Two female Saints
An angel-figure, emerging from fire and smoke, with a peculiar shining, red and bold head, giving a piece of paper to a Saint
Two very fine images of archangels, Michael and Gabriel
And I finish this blog with a picture of Jeremias, holding a scroll.
I think these paintings needed some extra attention, because they deserve it!
Wim Voogd, 28/5
next time we will continue our walk to Dionysiou.