Authoritative and protective insignia, regalia and symbols in Nubian Afro-Byzantine rulers' iconography

Show simple item record Steyn, Raita 2019-04-11T06:14:56Z 2018
dc.description The article is partly based on my doctoral research and results of my University of Pretoria (UP) project on Afro-Byzantine art. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This article discusses the “authority and protection” insignia, regalia and symbols which are used in the Nubian Afro-Byzantine iconography of kings, eparchoi and other royals. They are discussed and analysed—through the study of the most important frescos in Nubian medieval churches—in terms of their position, function and meaning within the Byzantine and Afro-Byzantine context. The article reaches a number of conclusions referring to the religious, artistic, symbolic, political and institutional use and value of these representations of authority, protection and their connotations. en_ZA
dc.description.department Humanities Education en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2019-05-25
dc.description.librarian hj2019 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Raita Steyn (2017) Authoritative and Protective Insignia, Regalia and Symbols in Nubian Afro-Byzantine Rulers’ Iconography, Journal of Early Christian History, 7:3, 73-95, DOI: 10.1080/2222582X.2017.1411205. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2222-582X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2471-4054 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/2222582X.2017.1411205
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © Unisa Press 2018. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Early Christian History, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 73-95, 2018. doi : 10.1080/2222582X.2017.1411205. Journal of Early Christian History is available online at : en_ZA
dc.subject Byzantine iconography en_ZA
dc.subject Afro-Byzantine art en_ZA
dc.subject Nubian murals en_ZA
dc.subject Nubian eparchoi and royals en_ZA
dc.subject Divine and saintly protection en_ZA
dc.subject Nubian regalia and symbols en_ZA
dc.title Authoritative and protective insignia, regalia and symbols in Nubian Afro-Byzantine rulers' iconography en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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