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Abu Mina

Peter Grossmann.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 944 words.

[Abū Mīnā]

Site of a Christian city and pilgrimage centre in the Maryūt Desert, c. 45 km south-west of Alexandria, Egypt. It grew up around the shrine of St Menas, who was...

Aght’amar

Lucy Der Manuelian.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 803 words.

Island on Lake Van in south-eastern Turkey. It is the site of the church of the Holy Cross (Sourb Khatch), which was built in ad 915–21 as the palatine church of the Ardsruni king Gagik (null...

Alahan Monastery

Mary Gough.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Religious Art; Christian Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 803 words.

[Koca Kalesi]

Early Christian monastery on the southern slopes of the Taurus Mountains in Isauria, part of the Roman province of Cilicia in south-western Turkey. It is some 300...

Anthemios of Tralles

Thomas E. Russo.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 134 words.

(b Tralles; fl early 6th century ad). Greek architect, scientist and mathematician. Together with Isidoros of Miletus he was engaged by Justinian I (reg ad 527–565) to...

Ashtarak

Lucy Der Manuelian and Armen Zarian.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 591 words.

Town on the banks of the K‘asagh River, 20 km north-west of Erevan, Armenia. It is the site of several churches (5th–19th centuries) and a cemetery with khatchk‘ars (see Armenia,...

Asinou

Susan Young.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 629 words.

[Gr. Panagia Phorbiotissa: ‘Our Lady of the Pastures’]

Byzantine church in Cyprus, situated on the west side of the island, 4 km south-west of the village of Vizakia. The church...

Astrology in medieval art

Sophie Page.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Professional Interior Design; Painting; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; History of Art; Book Arts and Illustration; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Greek and Roman Art; Christian Art; Islamic Art; Renaissance Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 869 words.

Astrology is the art of predicting events on earth as well as human character and disposition from the movements of the planets and fixed stars. Medieval astrology encompassed both...

Ateni

Oxana Cleminson.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 462 words.

Village on the River Tana, 12 km from Gori in Georgia. It is known for Sioni Cathedral (7th century ...

Bachkovo Monastery

Tania Velmans.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Religious Art; Christian Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 459 words.

Monastery situated on a wooded hill 11 km south of Asenovgrad in Bulgaria. It was founded in 1081 ad by the Georgian donors Grigori and Apazi Pakuriani after they had been granted...

Bawit

C. Walters.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 655 words.

Site on the west bank of the River Nile, c. 16 km west of Daryūt in the province of Asyūt, Egypt. A large monastery with rich sculptural and painted decoration originally lay in the...