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The Madre della Consolazione icon in the British Museum: Post-Byzantine Painting, Painters, and Society on Crete

Lymberopoulou, Angeliki (2003). The Madre della Consolazione icon in the British Museum: Post-Byzantine Painting, Painters, and Society on Crete. Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik, 53 pp. 239–257.

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Abstract

The article examines an icon of the Virgin and Child, of the type known as Madre della Consolazione, in the British Museum. This hybrid type incorporates both western and Byzantine iconographic elements. It was developed within the context of the Venetian-dominated Cretan society after the fall of Constantinople in 1453, and its immense popularity relies on the fact that it reflects the hybrid society that created and embraced it.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0378-8660
Keywords: Icon; iconography; Venetian Crete; Post-Byzantine art; cross-cultural influences
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Art History
Item ID: 2526
Depositing User: Angeliki Lymberopoulou
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:47
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/2526
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