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Dick Osseman | all galleries >> Istanbul >> Museums - Müzeler >> Kariye >> Parekklesion > Istanbul Kariye or Chora Church
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Istanbul Kariye or Chora Church

Istanbul Kariye or Chora Church

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Part of a deesis (itself part of the painting of the Day of Judgement).

Deesis is a word for scenes where Christ is shown, flanked by the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist, together with all sorts of holy people, such as saints, martyrs, priests, bishops, prophets and so forth. All of them are seen as able to get in contact with God and thus to intercede for humankind.

To the right Mary, behind her other intercessors.

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