Cathedral of St. Dmitrii, Vladimir
Type: Churches, Sculptures, Wall paintings
Location or Findspot (Modern-Day Country): Russia
Description: The Rus' Prince Vsevolod III (r. 1177–1212), whose birth name was Dmitrii, acquired relics of Demetrios from Thessaloniki and built the Cathedral of St. Dmitrii in his capital at Vladimir. The church has a cross-in-square plan and the interior preserves some of its late twelfth-century wall painting. Its white limestone exterior features extensive relief sculpture with saints (e.g., Boris, Gleb, George, Theodore) and powerful kings and warriors (e.g., Hercules, Alexander the Great, King David, Constantine).
Relevant Textbook Chapter(s): 8
Repository and Online Resources: • Read more about Vladimir on the Mapping Eastern Europe website.
Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons; Navid Jamali
Tags: Byzantine, Eastern European, Western Asian, Status and identity, Animals, Bible, Christian, Works in textbook