We see two women, an angelic figure, and a monk. The woman on the left is supposed to represent the city of Thessaloniki. On the head of "Thessaloniki", there are three pieces of fabric, which refer to the commercial identity of the city and to the Silk Road that used to pass through Thessaloniki at the time of Byzantium.
According to the artist, the female figure on the right is Anna Paleologina, who was member of a well-known and prosperous Byzantine family, which ruled the Byzantine Empire until the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
The monk is offering a church to “Thessaloniki”, which actually represents the active monastery of St. Theodora next to Monasty Hotel, Autograph Collection.
Finally, the angelic figure on the left bottom refers to the divine nature of the painting.
Overall, the piece aims to depict Thessaloniki’s commercial and religious identity during the Byzantine era.