24 February 2021

Word of the Day: Iconography

ICONOGRAPHY. The science of the description and interpretation of the traditional representations of sacred symbols in art as found in mosaics, statues, and pictures. Many of the scenes from the Bible and legends of the saints that decorate the walls and ceilings of Christian churches have historical as well as doctrinal importance. Iconography studies this significance. (Etym. Greek eikon, image + graphia, writing, sketch.)

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