Theodora & Michael III

Illustration

by Unknown Artist
published on 15 November 2017

Byzantine regent Theodora and her young son, the emperor Michael III (r. 842-867 CE). The icon, known as "The Triumph of Orthodoxy", dates to the early 15th century CE but is itself a copy of an older one which commemorates the restoration of icons in the Christian Church in March 843 CE. (British Museum, London)

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