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Transom decorated with founder’s writings

Title: Transom decorated with founder’s writings
Site: Belgrade Fortress
Location/Region: Belgrade
Chrolonology: 1400 - 1500
Museum: Belgrade City Museum
Country: Serbia
Epoch: Middle Ages
Closer Dating: Around 1410
Dimensions: 83 x 47 x 24 cm
Bibliography: Bisеniја Pеtrоvić i dr., Мuzеј grаdа Bеоgrаdа, ur. Sеfеrоvić Nаdа, Bеоgrаd: Мuzеј grаdа Bеоgrаdа, 2003.


This part of the church marble transom decorated with the writings of Despot Stefan Lazarević was found in the Lower town of the Belgrade Fortress. Writings are inscribed with decorative letters and ligatures, which is a distinctive feature of paper writings. This feature gives properties of a high-class work of art to this object. Writings describe Despot Stefan Lazarević additions and renovations of the church.