Fresco with the Miracle at
the Funeral of St. Basil
New Tokali Kilise, Cappadocia, 950–960
This scene depicts the saints funeral during which a miracle occurred. Dressed as a bishop, Basil lies on a funeral bier surrounded by a group of deacons. A priest on his left swings a censer. Another priest holds an open scroll, showing that a womans sins inscribed on it were miraculously erased when the scroll was placed on Basils body. During this scene, St. Basil is depicted with his eyes open.
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