The Biblical Story of Abraham Rescuing Lot on the
Painted Ceiling, Parma Baptistry, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
'Chedorlaomer captures Lot', on the mid-13th century painted ceiling of the Parma Baptistry in Italy.
Here the mailed horsemen on the right wear relatively light armour of a kind suited to the hot climates of Italy or the Latin States,
but which would by now have been regarded as old-fashioned in France or England. Chedorlaomer is portrayed in archaic and unrealistic Roman armour.
Next: 'Chedorlaomer defeated by Abraham'. Painted Ceiling, Parma Baptistry, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Source: pp.82-83 God's Warriors, Knights Templar, Saracens and the Battle for Jerusalem by Helen Nicholson & David Nicolle
Follow the story of 'Abram Rescues Lot' in Ælfric’s Hexateuch (Anglo-Saxon), British Library, MS Cotton Claudius B IV
See also Italian Soldiers on Carved capitals, Parma Cathedral, Emilia-Romagna, Italy