The Virgin and Child Mosaic, Hagia Sophia

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Illustration

Rome and Byzantium
by Hagia Sophia Research Team
published on 24 January 2018

The Virgin and Child mosaic, 9th century CE, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey. The mosaic is located in the apse semi-dome of Hagia Sophia. In the mosaic Mary is enthroned and she puts her right hand on the shoulder of the Child Christ who is seated in her lap. Her left hand holds a handkerchief, which is on Christ’s knee. In the mosaic, Christ has a fair complexion. It was uncovered in 867 CE by Photius the Patriarch.

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APA Style

Team, H. S. R. (2018, January 24). The Virgin and Child Mosaic, Hagia Sophia. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7973/

Chicago Style

Team, Hagia S. R. "The Virgin and Child Mosaic, Hagia Sophia." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 24, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/7973/.

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Team, Hagia S. R. "The Virgin and Child Mosaic, Hagia Sophia." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 24 Jan 2018. Web. 21 Apr 2019.

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