DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE ON THE APSE MOSAICS OF ST. SOPHIA

@inproceedings{Mango1954DOCUMENTARYEO,
  title={DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE ON THE APSE MOSAICS OF ST. SOPHIA},
  author={C. Mango},
  year={1954}
}
  • C. Mango
  • Published 1954
  • Art
  • Such mosaics as remain in the apse of St. Sophia in Constantinople were uncovered by the late Thomas Whittemore between 1935 and 1939. They comprise a colossal figure of the Virgin enthroned in the conch of the apse, the archangel Gabriel on the south side of the soffit of the bema arch, tiny fragments of the archangel Michael on the north side, the beginning and end of a commemorative inscription of the emperors Michael III and Basil I, and a rich floral border. The war, followed by Mr… CONTINUE READING
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