After the death of Czar Dusan in 1355, an expanded Serbia found itself divided among noblemen who started fighting for domination. One of the most eminent and powerful families was that of Lazar Hrebeljanovic, soon to become Prince Lazar. Apart from real influence wielded, it was his wife Milica's Nemanjic family roots that gave justification to the couple's appearance in attire with royal elements on the walls of their family endowement, the Ravanica monastery. Nevertheless, there are clear indications that these were not true imperial or royal costumes. An important difference is in Lazar's crown, which is shallow and open here. His robe is colorful, which was not usual for a king's dress. The front ribbon of his loros is not free but pinned to the robe, indicating that it was an imitation.