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Empress, Virgin, Ecclesia . The icon of Santa Maria in Trastevere in the Early Byzantine context

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The paper is dedicated to the icon of the Mother of God in the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome. The panel was executed in the encaustic technique, which, together with the characteristics of style, allowed scholars to date the image from the late 6th to the early 8th century. The icon represents the Virgin as Queen, which is conveyed through her vestments that reproduce the dress of a Byzantine Empress. This iconography, generally known as Maria Regina, was widespread in early med...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1484/J.IKON.4.00010

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Brepols Publishers Publisher's website
Journal:
IKON Journal website
Volume:
9
Pages:
109-128
Publication date:
2017-04-06
Acceptance date:
2017-01-01
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EISSN:
2507-041X
ISSN:
1846-8551
Source identifiers:
801888
Pubs id:
pubs:801888
UUID:
uuid:28282430-cc0b-4f15-8708-ba46d60551b4
Local pid:
pubs:801888
Deposit date:
2017-11-30

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