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Revisiting the cod. 31 New Testament of the Hagia Lavra at Kalavryta

Art and patronage in the cultural centre of Mystras in the first half of the fifteenth century

  • Chara Konstantinidi EMAIL logo and Nektarios Zarras
From the journal Byzantinische Zeitschrift


Τhis paper revisits the luxurious Palaiologan illuminated manuscript of the New Testament, Codex 31 of the Hagia Lavra monastery in Kalavryta. Iconographic and stylistic characteristics of the miniatures are compared with others and with seals of the early fifteenth century, as well as with the wall-paintings of the Pantanassa Monastery at Μystras (ca 1430). It is argued that the codex was commissioned by Georgios Kantakouzenos Palaiologos, a close collaborator of Konstantinos Palaiologos, Despot of the Morea and subsequent emperor, who lived in Kalavryta and promoted his personal library, which was enjoyed even by Ciriaco of Ancona.

Online erschienen: 2022-10-04
Erschienen im Druck: 2022-09-01

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