Mosaic Entry of Panagia Kapnikarea Church in Athens, Greece - Encircle Photos

33 Mosaic Entry of Panagia Kapnikarea Church in Athens, Greece

The Church of Panagia Kapnikarea is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The word Panagia means Virgin Mary. Above the south door is an exquisite mosaic of the Madonna with Child created in 1936 by Elli Voila. Inside are contemporary works from the 20th century by Fotis Kontoglou, a famous Greek icon painter. His most notable is a huge fresco of Theotokos Platytera (Our Lady of the Sign) painted above the altar in 1942. The art depicts Mary with raised hands and the circular image of the Child Jesus across her chest.

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Ermou 55, Kapinkareas 2, Athina 105 63, Greece

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