Nubian Warrior Saint
Mural from the Cathedral in Faras, Sudan, 8th-century


Unidentifiable warrior saint killing a dragon. Faras Cathedral (Early 10th century). He wears an armour in Byzantine style. It is hard to say if one can interpret this painting as a proof for linothorax armour in (early) Medieval Nubia or if the artist just copied the motive from a Byzantine painting. Also note the (for Nubians) unusual shield.
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Fig. 6. Warrior saint (probably Theodore), damaged 8th-century mural from the Nubian cathedral in Faras; currently National Museum, Warsaw.
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Back to the smaller image of a Nubian Warrior Saint. Mural from the Cathedral in Faras, Sudan, 8th-century