Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Images of the Mother God: Perceptions of the Theotokos in Byzantium

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Images of the Mother God: Perceptions of the Theotokos in Byzantium

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Images of the Mother God: Perceptions of the Theotokos in Byzantium, ed. Maria Vassilaki (Aldershot; Burlington, Vt: Ashgate, 2005). xxxii + 384 pp.; 168 illustrations, 24 colour plates. ISBN 0-7546-3603-8. £50.00. This collection of essays is intended to complement the exhibition held at the Benaki Museum in Athens in 2000 to mark the renovation of the museum, Mother of God: Representations of the Virgin in Byzantine Art (exhibition catalogue ed. Maria Vassilaki, Milan and Athens, 2000). The volume brings together the papers given at a conference held in conjunction with the exhibition, and draws on the work of art historians, archaeologists, historians, philologists, and anthropologists. Avril Cameron offers an introduction. Essays by Thomas F. Mathews and Norman Muller, Elizabeth S. Bolman, Gerhard Wolf, and Charles Barber treat early cult and representations. …

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