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The Iconographical cycle of the Eothina Gospel Pericopes in churches from the Reign of king Milutin

Zograf 01/2006; DOI: 10.2298/ZOG0731095Z
Source: DOAJ

ABSTRACT The paper deals with the examination of the iconographic cycle of the Eothina Gospel pericopes, in which are depicted not only the appearances of Christ after his Resurrection, hut also additional events, which have an expository function and give a visual rendering of the theological message of the Resurrection pericopes. During the Palaeologan period the Eothina were depicted in all possible detail, in order that as many scenes as possible could be produced. Thus, although there are only eleven Eothina pericopes in all, in a number of churches from the time of Milutin the cycle includes up to sixteen scenes, of a clearly narrative character. Several of the iconographic motifs of the cycle in the above churches are unique creations which mark a renewal of Palaeologan painting.

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