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  Queen Simonida, wife of Saint King Milutin,
in a beautiful Gračanica fresco; she was celebrated by Serbian poet Milan Rakić in the famous verses: They gouged out your eyes, beautiful picture! / On a stone slab, under night’s guise.
/ Knowing that none could see him then, / An Arbanas
with his knife dug out your eyes.
Holy King Milutin (1253–1321),
the great-grandson of Serbian King Stefan
the First-Crowned (Provenčani), depicted as Gračanica monastery founder. His incorruptible and miraculous honorable Relics rest
in peace in the Church of Saint Kyriake (Nedelja)
or Holy King’s Church in Sophia, in Bulgaria.
The art of Gračanica

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