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Diptych with the Virgin and Child enthroned between Angels and Christ enthroned between St Peter and St Paul

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Description: Early Christian and Byzantine Art
The integration of Christian imagery and official iconography was a slow and intermittent process. The Emperor and the imperial administration had only to state that he was Vicar of God for the elaborate ritual enacted before the imperial image to be, so to speak, baptized. The imperial portrait, the lauraton, represented the Emperor by proxy and received the same honours, lights, incense, and proskynesis as if the Emperor were there in person. An insult to the lauraton was an …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.78-101
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00042.005

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