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A Winged Saint John the Baptist icon in the British Museum

Lymberopoulou, Angeliki (2003). A Winged Saint John the Baptist icon in the British Museum. Apollo, CLVIII(500) pp. 19–24.

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The article examines an icon in the British Museum that depicts Saint John the Baptist with wings. This type was developed in Venetian-dominated Crete after the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Unlike other (hybrid) types, however, that appealed to both Orthodox and Catholic inhabitants of the island, this particular type remained connected with Greek Orthodox faithful and practices. Saint John the Baptist with wings is an iconographic type which is commonly placed on the templon - the screen that separates the sanctuary from the nave in a Greek Orthodox church.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2003 Apollo Magazine Ltd
ISSN: 0003-6536
Keywords: icon; iconography; Venetian Crete; post-Byzantine art; Orthodox Church; templon
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Art History
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Item ID: 2528
Depositing User: Angeliki Lymberopoulou
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 10:49
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