Kastoria, Nicholas tou Kasnitzi
Fresco of Nave, South Wall, Military Saint Nestor, c. 1180.


Nave, South Wall, St. Nestor (photo: S. Gerstel).
The wall paintings of this single-aisled church with narthex are contemporary to those of Hagioi Anargyroi in the same city. As with Hagioi Anargyroi, the donor of these paintings was a local aristocrat. In this case, Nicholas bears the title magistros.

The saint is clad in lamellar consisting of rectangular plates with unrounded tops.
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