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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Iconography, Christian

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(Greek: eikon, image; graphia, writing)

The science of the description, history, and interpretation of the traditional representations of sacred symbols in art. The walls of churches have always been decorated with scenes from the Bible and legends of saints. These representatlons are often of historical and doctrinal importance.

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Entry for 'Iconography, Christian'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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