Madonna of Aigai Written by Outosego Here’s a link that will help you get some more info for the archaelogical site and museum : Aigai : The Royal Capital of Macedon An encaustic painting from a grave stele found in Aigai. The grave stele of the “madonna”*. The woman is shrouded in purple and gold. She seems to be bidding farewell to another woman on the right, seated under a window. (2nd half of the 4th century B.C). The grave stele can be found at the Multicenter Museum of Aigai, in Vergina, Imathia.Picture from Aigai, the royal metropolis of the Macedonians, by Angeliki Kottaridi. Photography: Socrates Mavrommatis*What really astounds in this painting is the resemblance of this figure with the type of the Virgin Mary that is depicted in Byzantine style paintings, hence the name grave stele of the “Madonna”. In the region of Imathia there have been found many paintings of high quality throughout the centuries, which is indicative of the importance of the region. The burial of Philip II. The gold-encrusted armour found in the chamber. You may share:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related 6 thoughts on “Madonna of Aigai” Beautiful post – I love encaustic LikeLike Reply Thank you. LikeLike Reply Oh wow I just got completely absorbed in the museum! Wonderful share—thank you! LikeLike Reply You’ re welcome, NZain. Actually, “museum” is the whole area. And because they are tombs, the visitor will have to walk -mostly- underground. To me the interesting thing is how the artists of any time and era are getting influenced and inspired and they create whatever and they move on. And of course, this is one reason why we see same themes, motives or ideas in art, through the years, serving, though, similar or different purposes, ideas or ideologies or whatever. LikeLike Reply Right? I feel the same way about artists. Well said. I also find the language so interesting—how these words ideas travel to distant lands. My grandfather was also Alexander. Yes, a ruler must be “protector of the people”. Civilization’s long march towards humanity…. LikeLike Thank you for your comment, NZain. My thoughts on the “ruler” thing is that he/she should mind his/her own business, and organize the societies and communities in such way to make our lives easier and make us happy. In such society everyone and anyone will be able to shine like the most wonderful shiny star. Otherwise the ruler is a clown, and many more. LikeLike Leave a Reply, dear Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.