Mosaics in Istanbul
Independent Publishing Group, 2001 - Art - 175 pages
A picture book, showing the outstanding, historical mosaics of Istanbul. Includes 123 color pictures, showing 68 mural or floor mosiacs from famous historical buidlings and sites, including The Great Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Istanbul Archeological Museum. Includes text on the mosiacs and their sites.
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acanthus scroll adorned apostles AYASOFYA MUSEUM beard beardless bema Blachernai Blachernitissa blessing blue book of Gospels border brown building bust centre century Child chiton chlamys Chora Christ Pantokrator church Cimok clad colour Constantine IX Monomachos Constantinople dark decorated Deisis Deisis 54 Detail divitission dome donor draped dressed Empress Zoe eyes face feet FETHiYE figure of Christ footstool forehead fourth bay framed garment Greek green grey Hagia Sophia hair hand is raised head reads Heracles himation inner narthex inscription reads iSTANBUL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUMS John II Komnenos John the Baptist Justinian Komnenos left hand loros lunette mantle maphorion marble medallion mosaic mosaic icon mosaic shows mosque Mother nave neck ornamented outer narthex Palaiologian panel paracclesion pearls pink plastered rendered represented right hand right side Roman SAVIOUR IN CHORA scene seated shoulder shown St John stones survived templon tesserae Theodore Metochites Theotokos throne tree tunic Virgin Pammakaristos wears yellow