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By Maria G Parani

This quantity examines the incidence of secular modern artefacts (realia) in heart and past due Byzantine non secular portray. It explores the potential for Byzantine artwork as a resource of knowledge on fabric tradition and inquires into the semiotic functionality of realia in spiritual pictorial contexts. the 1st a part of the publication includes 5 case reports devoted to imperial, legitimate, aristocratic, and armed forces costume, furnishings, furniture, and implements. The artistic techniques that resulted in the creation of realia into spiritual iconography are mentioned within the observation. The ebook conveys a wealth of knowledge particularly on Byzantine costume and offers useful new insights into the workings of Byzantine paintings. it really is an unique and thorough research of a desirable, but unusually little-studied topic.

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