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The Imperial Theotokos : Revealing the Concept of Early Christian Imagery in Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome

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The paper is devoted to the Early Christian mosaic decoration of Santa Maria Maggiore church in Rome and focuses on the image of the Virgin and its role within the general program. The four surviving representations depict Mary in rich princely garb, notably an ornamented, golden dalmatica and jeweled headdress. With this elegant attire, these images strongly resemble those of empresses and other high-ranking women of the time and are often seen to be predecessors of later iconographic typ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1484/J.CONVI.5.111178

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Publisher:
Brepols Publishers Publisher's website
Journal:
Convivium Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
2
Pages:
60-81
Publication date:
2015-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
2336-808X
ISSN:
2336-3452
Pubs id:
pubs:801890
URN:
uri:d98cb95f-5128-45e7-8748-701ac935abcc
UUID:
uuid:d98cb95f-5128-45e7-8748-701ac935abcc
Local pid:
pubs:801890

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