Mother of God: Representatons of the Virgin in Byzantine Art

Mother of God: Representatons of the Virgin in Byzantine Art
Author: Maria Vassilaki
Language English
Pages: 531
ISBN10: 8881187388
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 4.67
ISBN13: 9788881187386
Published: December 1st 2000 by Skira

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.