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Inscribed within the image: the visual character of early Christian mosaic inscriptions

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Between the fourth and the seventh centuries CE, Christian patrons erected thousands of churches, chapels, and monasteries in cities and villages across the Mediterranean, decorating the apses, walls and floors of many of these structures with figural and geometric mosaics. These late antique Christian mosaics have been studied for their iconography, their Graeco-Roman components, and as evidence for the religious beliefs of newly-Christian patrons. However, art historians largely have ign...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:9ea6f425-7010-4820-b35d-bed33c658b60
Local pid:
ora:11456

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