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The Betrayal, Fresco in Ayios Nikolaos, Vevi, Western Macedonia, 15th Century
Fig. 5. The Betrayal of Judas.
The Betrayal of Judas follows the conservative forms applied in provincial palaeologan parallels with archaistic tendencies of Macedonia and Serbia (fig. 5).
The crowd of soldiers with the chain-helmets [coifs] appears in the iconography from thirteenth century onwards, due to the influence of the crusaders.
This feature is repeated in monuments of the "workshop of Castoria" [Kastoria] such as in Old Catholicon in Meteora and in Poganovo.
The chain-helmets are alike to those in Christos at Veroia, in Mateić and in Mali Grad.
Source: p.119, Melina P. Paissidou The frescoes of Ayios Nikolaos at Vevi: a landmark in the monumental painting of 15th century in Western Macedonia
Saint Mercurios, Fresco in Ayios Nikolaos, Vevi, Western Macedonia, 15th Century
See also Frescoes in the church of Agia Paraskevi, Geroskipou, Cyprus, 15th century
Illustrations of Byzantine Costume and Soldiers