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Record ID CRID:3
Type of record Single Monument
Date of record 29-08-2012
Registrar Natasa Michailidou
Rights for record
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Main Monument Table
Monument type Object (Movable monument)
Monument Code WOODCUT0001
Monument Name Bema doors
Related Institution Holy Diocese of Drama
Location Name Drama
Date of construction
Half of Centurycentury BC/AD
From 218century AD
To 1 19 AD
Short Description Bema doors where woodcut and painting are combined. The main theme regards the evangelists Marcus, Matthew, John and Lucas.




Monument Classification
Monument type Object (Movable monument)
Monument type according to form Woodcarving
Monument type according to use Separating
Painting
Monument type according to construction Painting
Woodcut
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Code
Code WOODCUT0001
Other Codes E1
Source / Origin Parharidou, M. (2008) "Documentation and Study of the exhibited objects in the Ecclesiastical Museum of Drama", volume A1, Kavala, p.13





Name
Monument Name Bema doors
Source / Origin




Institution
Related Institution Holy Diocese of Drama




Origin / Location
Location Name Drama
Address -
Prefecture Drama prefecture
Country Greece
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Map location




Short Description
Short Description Bema doors where woodcut and painting are combined. The main theme regards the evangelists Marcus, Matthew, John and Lucas.




Measurements
Type of Measurement Height
Part/ Phenomenon measured Bema doors
Measurement Value 1,11 and 1,10
Measurement Unit Meter
Measurement Instrument Tape measure
Date of Measurement
Responsible for Measurement -
Notes The measurements regard both panels of the bema doors



Exhibition information
Exhibition information 1st floor of the Ecclesiastical Museum of the Holy Diocese of Drama




Inscription / Mark
Inscription type Accompanying
Place Over the four evangelists

Language Greek
Alphabet Greek
Transcription of inscription -
Translation of inscription
Technique Writing (processes)
Dimensions -
Inscription date
Description of inscription -
Condition Good
Digital representation
Notes The accompanying inscriptions of the evangelists' names are in lowercase and with black colour


Condition State
Characterization of condition Good
Date of condition recording
2007 AD
Responsible of condition recording -
Related Institution/ Workshop -
Description of condition -
Digital representation CRDGID:2 - Drama, Bema doors E1



CRDGID:3 - Drama, Bema doors E2



Notes Exfoliation of the painted surface, woodworm





Construction
Construction Phase Construction
Description of construction -
Related Person -
Related Institution / Workshop -
Date of construction
Half of Centurycentury BC/AD
From 218century AD
To 1 19 AD
Historical period Post Byzantine
Location of construction NW area of Drama prefecture (probably)
Construction technique
Architectural type
Construction materials Wood
State of completion -
Digital representation
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Use
Construction Phase Use
Description of use Functional use, since the bema doors of the Iconostasis separate the Sanctuary from the rest of the Church.
Symbolic use, since the bema doors symbolize the entrance door to the Kingdom of Heavens, the doors of life.
Related Person -
Related Institution -
Date of use
Location of use -
Digital representation
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Decoration
Decoration Phase Primary decoration
Decoration Type Painting
Decoration theme The evangelists Marcus, Matthew, John and Lucas

Location of decoration The decoration is location in a zone with rectangular frames where there are the painted representation

Description of decoration The painted parts of the bema doors comprises surprisingly only the four evangelists Marcus, Matthew, John and Lucas in busts and under a small arc, the front of which is painted silver. The background of the representations is indigo, while the accompanying inscriptions are in lower-case and in black colour.

Related Person -
Related Institution -
Date of decoration
Half of Centurycentury BC/AD
From 218century AD
To 1 19 AD
Decoration style The faces of the evangelists are attributed as ganold, with diffused colours, outlines with smooth chiaroscuro, smoothly outstretched surfaces, as happens in the painting of the wider northern greek space during the second half of the 18th century and the first of the 19th. This style continues possibly a style observed in the 18th century in the wider north greek area.

Decoration technique
Decoration materials
Condition of Decoration Good
Digital representation
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Conservation
Conservation type -
Location of conservation
Description of conservation -
Related Person -
Related Institution -
Date of decoration
Conservation technique
Conservation materials
Digital representation
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