Le livre sur le trone: une image de l'orthodoxie dans la Méditerranée de l'Antiquité tardive (et au-dela')

Title in English The book on the throne: an image of orthodoxy in the Mediterranean of late antiquity (and beyond)


Year of publication 2022
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The lecture was organised as follows: the starting point for this study was the apsidal decoration of the church of Talin, where an empty throne – with a book depicted on it – dominated the space. This image was contextualised in the framework of throne representations with various attributes, which allow us to understand the dissemination of this visual (and ritual) concept around the Mediterranean. Thirdly, the political significance of thrones with books between the fifth and ninth centuries was analysed, and finally, it was explored the political-ecclesiastical context in which the Talin image was painted.
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