Dovecote Church

Military Saint 2
As far as can be made out, this saint is wearing armour of leather scales, but the detail is particularly bad. His cloak is done up at the right shoulder, and his sword, which most nearly appears to be one of Nicolle's single-edged "parameria" is sloped across his shoulder. His thighs appear to be bare, but he wears kampotoubia or high boots on his calves. However, the lack of detail makes it very hard to be sure what he is indeed wearing.

Detail showing the sword over the Saint's shoulder.

Detail showing the kremasmata, which appear to be made of vertical strips. The scabbard is also seen more clearly.

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