Thessalonican Eulogia found in Bulgaria: Lead ampules, enkolpia and icons from the 12th15th centuries. Author: Konstantin Totev. Language: English 

 

   The present study focuses on a group of monuments of Byzantine applied art recently unearthed on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria. All are made of lead and represent part of the pilgrimage items produced in the second largest city of the empire  Thessaloniki, associated with the miracles and relics of St. Demetrius.

 

Table of contents

Foreword

Introduction

I. Pilgrim eulogia

Importance of the research

Reliquae, relics and eulogia  terms and meaning

Early Byzantine eulogia

Middle and Late Byzantine eulogia

II. Relics and reliquaries of St. Demetrius

Lytron (λυτρον)

Myrrh (μυρον)

Reliquaries

III. Ampules koutroubia

Studies

Technological characteristics

Decorative ornamentation

Iconography

The Martyrs St. Demetrius and Theodora

The Warriors St. Demetrius and St. Nestor

The Warrior St. Demetrius and the Virgin Mary Orans

The Warrior St. Demetrius and the Virgin Mary the Sign

A bilateral inscription Ο ΑΓΗΟΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ (St. Demetrius)

Main conclusions

IV. Encolpions-eulogia

Research

Technology

Style analysis

Inscriptions

Iconography

V. Icons-eulogia

Research

Technology

Classification

Bilateral icons

Unilateral icons

Stylistic features

Iconographic observations

Images of crosses

Saints healers

Holly warriors

Images of the Virgin Mary

Production and distribution

Catalogue

Conclusion

Bibliography

Солунски евлогии, открити в България. Оловни ампули, енколпиони и икони от ХІІ—ХV в.

Details
Publisher Faber
Language English
Pages 204
Illustrations b&w and color photographs, drawings
Binding hardback
ISBN 978-954-400-556-6
Creation date 2011
Size 21 х 29 cm

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