The monk Kallinikos is depicted on the west respond of the south arch, above the petitioner Vasilios. The inscription is placed above the head of the monk and reads: prayer of the servant of God Kallinikos the monk. He is portrayed facing to the east, with his face now faded, and wearing the characteristic monastic attire, i.e. dark grey girdled tunic, black kukulion and black boots with pointed ends. His hands are raised in prayer and one of them is painted outside the frame, overlapping the red band. In this way his petition is integrated into the space of the narthex and the visitor can imagine him physically asking for deesis.
Paradoxically, Kallinikos is depicted in the south bay of the narthex and is the only monk who is represented among the area where the donors are. Normally, monks were depicted on the east wall in proximity to the Virgin Phorviotisa and the Deesis or on the northern half of the narthex where the Paradise and the Justice are.


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Digital Heritage Research Lab of Cyprus University of Technology

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Απαγορεύεται η δημοσίευση ή αναπαραγωγή, ηλεκτρονική ή άλλη χωρίς τη γραπτή συγκατάθεση του δημιουργού.

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Ioannides, Marinos, “Monk Kallinikos,” Αψίδα, accessed July 18, 2019, https://apsida.cut.ac.cy/items/show/45306.

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