Mileseva Monastery

Department Archive
Collection Byzantine Research Fund
Reference No. BRF/02/11/03/001
Level Item
Place Prijepolje
Dates Jun-05
Donor/Creator Durham, Mr L.
Scope and Content South-east view. The photograph is mounted and framed. It is signed and dated in ink at the back. Further annotation in ink survives.
Further information The monastery of Mileseva was founded in 1220 by Prince Vladislav, son of the Serbian king Stephan the First-Crowned.
The three-apsed, cross- shaped katholikon dedicated to the Ascension is decorated with an extensive fresco program of strong eschatological and after-life implications. It served as a burial church: the nave houses the marble sarcophagus of Vladislav while the exonarthex which was added to the building in 1236 houses the tomb of Hagios Savas (St Sava) of Serbia.