This angel has become the most well-known fresco at Deir Mar Musa as it is used as the symbol of the modern monastic community. This fresco is on the north side of the wall adjacent to the apse and is alongside an image of the Baptism of Christ. It is part of the second of the three levels of fresco and therefore can be dated to 1095.
Date of Visit
3rd May 2003
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Emma Loosley, “Fresco of an angel,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed July 1, 2022, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/527.