Istanbul, Kalenderhane Camii, Panel of the archangel Michael

Era 13AD
Location Kalenderhane Mahallesi, 16 Mart Şehitleri Cd. No:11, 34134 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Part of a mosaic depicting an almost life-sized Archangel Michael in three-quarter view was found at the Kalenderhane Camii and dated to c1200, suggesting that business there might too have continued as normal. Note the use of pain in the hands.

Where this mosaic now is, I don’t know – it’s not on display in the Archaeological Museum in Istanbul.