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  1. This method of narration appears already in the Middle Byzantine painting: for example, in the Christmas icon from the Monastery of St. Catherine, at Sinai (ca. 1100) [1, p. 261‒262].
  2. The prologue scene (Virgin saying her goodbuy to women) and the epilogue scene (the Apostles carry her coffin) extend the narration similarly to how it was developed in the literature.
  3. The sermons on the Dormition of the Virgin by John of Damascus stand out among various hymns and sermons that influenced this iconography, in particularly, during the Palaeologan period [23].