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E04561: Wall painting showing *Isidoros (soldier and martyr of Chios, S00425) with a label in Greek. Found in the church of Panagia Protothronos in Chalki, Naxos (Aegean Islands). Apparently late antique (7th c.?).

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posted on 2018-01-08, 00:00 authored by pnowakowski
In his review of Georges Kiourtzian's study of the pre-7th c. Greek Christian inscriptions of the Cyclades, Phane Drossoyianni mentions an additional inscription, on a wall painting from the church of Panagia Protothronos in Chalki, on the island of Naxos.

The painting shows saint Isidoros and is labelled:


For a detailed description, see the works listed in the Bibliography.


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Isidoros, martyr of Chios : S00425

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Formal inscriptions (stone, mosaic, etc.) Images and objects - Wall paintings and mosaics


  • Greek

Evidence not before


Evidence not after


Activity not before


Activity not after


Place of Evidence - Region

Aegean islands and Cyprus

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Naxos (island)

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Naxos (island) Salamis Σαλαμίς Salamis Salamis Farmagusta Far Κωνσταντία Konstantia Constantia

Cult activities - Use of Images

  • Public display of an image


Edition: Panayotidi, M., "Les peintures murales de Naxos", in: R. Farioli Campanati (ed.) XXXVIII Corso di Cultura sull’ Arte Ravennate e Bizantina. Seminario Internazionale di Studi sul tema: "La Grecia insulare tra Tardoantico e Medioevo". Ravenna, 15 - 20 marzo 1991 (Ravenna: Girasole, 1991), 282. Zias, N., Πρωτόθρονη στο Χαλκί, in: M. Chatzidakis (ed.), Βυζαντινή Τέχνη στην Ελλάδα, Νάξος, (Athens: Melissa, 1989), 36-37 and fig. 8. Further readng: M. Acheimastou-Potamianou, Η βυζαντινή τέχνη στο Αιγαίο, in: Το Αιγαίο, Επίκεντρο Ελληνικού Πολιτισμού 1992, 136, fig. 67. Drossoyianni, Ph., "[Review:] G. Kiourtzian, Receuil des inscriptions grecques chrétiennes des Cyclades, De la fin du IIIe au VIIe siècle après J.-C.", Βyzantinische Ζeitschrift 95 (2002), 693.

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