Mother of God

Mother of God

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A complete survey of the representation of the Virgin in Byzantine art through a wide selection of works in all media. Icons, illuminated manuscripts, ivories, metalworks, marble reliefs and textiles, dating from the 6th to the 14th century coming from the Benaki Museum in Athens and from many other major public and private collections worldwide. This is the most original and up-to-date publication on the subject, in which art-historical, historical, iconographic and theological issues are brought together for the first time in an effort to cover all aspects of the cult and representation of the Mother of God.The central representation and the portraits of the apostles are executed in the technique traditional for portable icons, that ... of the Virgina#39;s face, her clothing, her punched halo, Christa#39;s halo with incised lines, the three-lobed arches on the frame with their apostle portraits, ... To these elements can be added others, revealed by technical analysis, that show that the priming of the panel was in the two-layeranbsp;...

Title:Mother of God
Author:Maria Vassilaki
Publisher:Skira - Berenice - 2000


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