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Epitaphios

Theodosia Poulopos1599

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Epitaphios with gold-thread embroidery; a liturgical cloth depicting the Lament and used during Good Friday services. This inscribed handiwork by the needlewoman Theodosia Poulopos is dated 1599 and is one of the most important and earliest examples of ecclesiastical art of the post-Byzantine era. 0.80 x 1.07 m. (ΓΕ 9338)

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