[ROMANIA.MOLDAVIA 24.072] ’Ancient philosophers.’
On the south wall of The Assumption Church in the Sucevita Monastery a frieze shows ancient philosophers clad in Byzantine cloaks. Plato bears a coffin with a skeleton on his head, in tribute to his meditations on life and death. The fresco was painted by the brothers Ioan and Sofronie of Suceava in 1595. Photo Mick Palarczyk.