Panagia tou Araka

Panagia tou Araka is a Byzantine church dating from 1192 AD

The paintings in this church were done by Leon Authentou, who travelled here from Constantinople in the year 1192 AD.

Here is a view towards the alter of the church. This is called the iconstasis.

A view to the right hand wall.

Here is the dome with the image of 'Christ Pantocrator'

On this painting Jesus is having his first bath at the bottom of the image.
This concept of a first bath is taken from previous Greek mythological depictions
See this image from our Katopaphos set of the first bath of Achilles

A close up view of the iconstasis with part of the dome towards the top