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The Church of Christ the Saviour, Thessaloniki
Bilingual edition, Greek/English

By Eftychia Kourkoutidou-Nikolaidou

The Church of Christ the Saviour, Thessaloniki
Paperback, 134 pages £28.00
Published: 2008
ISBN: 9789607037893
Format: 240mm x 225mm
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Subjects: Archaeology, Art & Art History, History

Distributed by University of Exeter Press.

The small Byzantine church of the Soter (Christ the Saviour) stands on modern Egnatia Street in Thessaloniki, to the west of the arch of Galerius.  Its name is preserved from the Ottoman period in the oral tradition alone.  Tradition also provides the information that the people of Thessaloniki, particularly families who had lost children, used to baptise their infants in the small church and give the child the name of the Soter invoking his protection for their children.  

This short monograph on the little church of Christ the Saviour in Thessaloniki, is a brief account of the findings of the archaeological excavation that was carried out as part of the work of restoration of the damage caused during the 1978 earthquake.

Special emphasis is placed on the iconographic and stylistic analysis of the wall paintings of the monument. The objective is to give prominence to the theological and artistic value of this significant, though little known, Byzantine monument in the second most important city of the Byzantine empire.

Hidden Secrets of Metsovo Textiles

A Few Words obout Metsovo

Household Textiles 

Uses of the Textiles

Creating the Textiles

Making the Metsovite Textiles

Material and Weave Structure

Textile Fulling in Metsovo 

The Watermill and Fulling Process

Types of Household Textiles
Floor Covers
Textiles for The Doorway  
Textiles for The Wall    
Textiles for The Fireplace  
Textiles for The Basia       
Cushion Covers                
Flokatis - Velentzas           

Textile Motifs

Women’s Costume
Everyday and Festive Costume
Bridal Costume

Men’s Costume
Overcoats and Capes     

Decorative Designs of the Woven Textiles


EFTYCHIA KOURKOUTIDOU-NIKOLAΪDOU is the Honorary Director of the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 134 pages
 240mm x 225mm
150 Illus.

BIC Code:
  ART015070, HIS037010, TRV016000
 Kapon Editions


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