During the Palaiologan Renaissance [1260 – 1453], the highest examples of Byzantine embroidery arts were created. A small number of great epitaphios have survived from this period. One of the most remarkable is the 14th century Epitaphios of Thessaloniki kept in the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki. It is very large, 2m x 72 cm, and consists of three parts. Christ’s body flanked by His grieving mother, Mary Magdalene and angels, forms the central piece. .