Γραπτές επιγραφές από το περίστωο του ναού της Παντάνασσας στη ΦιλιππιάδαPart of : Δελτίον της Χριστιανικής Αρχαιολογικής Εταιρείας ; Vol.47, 2008, pages 81-86
Painted Inscriptions from the Peristyle of the Church of the Pantanassa at Philippiada
This article presents the inscriptions accompanying thefounder's scene published by P. A. Vocotopoulos in the present volume. There are three fragmentary inscriptions fromthe same hand (Figs 1-4), executed in the xerography technique, with the result that many of the letters are now missing, making it difficult to achieve a secure, complete restoration of the texts.The two inscriptions at the edges accompany and identifythe despots of Epiros, Nikephoros I Komnenos AngelosDoukas (Fig. 1) and his second wife Anna Palaiologina (Fig.2). The largest inscription (Figs 2-4), between the couple, isa verse text of twenty iambic lines referring to a representation of the Virgin and the four persons of the family of thedespot depicted - the couple and their two youngest children, the princess Thamar and the prince Thomas. Thepainting is dated to summer 1294.