Wallpainting of Manuel Laskaris Chatzikes, c.1445, Pantanassa, Mistra, Laconia, Greece

Manuel Laskaris Chatzikis died in 1445 and was buried in the Pantanassa monastery at Mistra. The inscription on the fresco identifies him as "servant of the Despot, Constantine." The hat he wears is called a skiadion or kamelaukion.

See a similar hat in The Flagellation by Piero della Francesca, c. 1455
in The confession made to Rene, King of Jerusalem and of Sicily, Duke of Anjou, France, c. 1469
in the Ghent Altarpiece by Jan van Eyck, Panel 9 - Knights of Christ, Southern Netherlands (Belgium), 1430-1432
and in Christ before Pilate, Mary of Burgundy’s Book of Hours, 1470s
Other Byzantine Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Other 15th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers

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