Matters of materiality in Byzantium: the Archangel Gabriel in Hagia Sophia, Constantinople

James, Liz (2017) Matters of materiality in Byzantium: the Archangel Gabriel in Hagia Sophia, Constantinople. Konsthistorisk tidskrift/Journal of Art History, 86 (3). pp. 145-157. ISSN 0023-3609

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Abstract

This article considers questions of materials and materiality in the context of the very large Byzantine mosaic of the Archangel Gabriel in Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. It looks at the ways in which the materials of mosaics affected and affect the appearance of the image, and discusses how this sits with Byzantine conceptions of angels as both embodied and disembodied beings.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: materiality, Byzantium, mosaics
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Byzantine Cultural History
Subjects: N Fine Arts
Depositing User: Liz James
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 10:22
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 08:48
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/67772

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