10b-2 Byzantine SS_Part1

10b-2 Byzantine SS_Part1 - Celestial Dome (Chora Church,...

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Byzantine Sacred Symbols Icons of Power Byzantine Icons Byzantine Art Icon = sacred “image” iconodules = servants of icons; iconclasts veneration vs. worship of icons kiss, prostration, incense, miracles small painted icons (metal plates) mosaics Greek Orthodox = no three dimensional statues
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iconography set of art symbols or “language” that can be read like a book cf. Egyptian iconography Art symbol system Early Christian iconography earliest symbols fish ( ichthos i˙cqu/ß ) young shepherd ship and anchor peacock = immortality Veneration of Icons Icon of Christ St. Catherine’s Monastery 6th C Icons as man-made relics
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Dome of Heaven Chora Church, 14th century Constantinople Dome of Heaven
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Unformatted text preview: Celestial Dome (Chora Church, Istanbul) Dome: Christ pantocrator Ravena Mosaics, 6th century, Byzantine Italy (Justinian) The Celestial Ascent: Christ, Cherbuim Primordial Sacrifice; hand of God Hagia Sophia Justinian’s Temple “Solomon, I have outdone thee!” Hagia Sophia ❖ Justinian’s Temple ❖ 6th century ❖ “Solomon, I have outdone thee!” ❖ Largest dome and church in the world for 1000 years Hagia Sophia Hagia Sophia: Interior ❖ Hagia Sophia, Interior Runic Inscription of Varangian Guard Christ enthroned Presentation Scene Presentation with Mary & Christ-child St. Catherine’s Monastery 4th – 6th century Mt. Sinai, Egypt The Monastery...
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