Three Notes on the Iconography of Dionysius the Areopagite
In: Revue des études byzantines, tome 48, 1990. pp. 255-274.
AbstractREB 48 1990 France p. 255-274, 8 pl.Ch. Walter, Three Notes on the Iconography of Dionysius the Areopagite. — Three themes in the iconography of Dionysius areelucidated with the aid of the apocryphal literary sources. The significance of the miniature of Dionysius's vision of the Crucifixionis explained by referring it to the account of it in his autobiography. The identity of the bishops represented in scenes of theDormition is established more precisely by a study of the accounts of the event in both the mariological homilies and the lives of Dionysius and by a study of the portrait types of the bishops. Finally the iconographical theme of Dionysius's céphalophorie isshown to be Eastern in origin although the legend itself was a Western creation. It is also shown to be distinct from theiconography of other saints 'kephalophoroi'.Citer ce document / Cite this document :Walter Christopher. Three Notes on the Iconography of Dionysius the Areopagite. In: Revue des études byzantines, tome 48,1990. pp. 255-274.