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Byzantine image theory is based on the dogma of the Incarnation. Once the virginal body of Mary received and gave flesh to the divine Word, it offered relative holiness to matter, validated the circumscription of the divine in a human form, and legitimized the production and veneration of images.

Byzantine image theory is based on the dogma of the Incarnation. Once the virginal body of Mary received and gave flesh to the divine Word, it offered relative holiness to matter, validated the circumscription of the divine in a human form, and legitimized the production and veneration of images.

Appolinaire di Nuovo, Ravenna | ... King. Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo. Ravenna (Italy). 6th century Built by Theodoric

Appolinaire di Nuovo, Ravenna | ... King. Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo. Ravenna (Italy). 6th century Built by Theodoric

Mosaic of St Appolinaire with sheep. 6th century AD Byzantine Roman Mosaics of the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mosaic of St Appolinaire with sheep. 6th century AD Byzantine Roman Mosaics of the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy - said to be one if the most beautiful places in Europe, according to my art history professor

Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy - said to be one if the most beautiful places in Europe, according to my art history professor

Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy

Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy

Extraordinary #mosaics. Ravenna Galla Placidia.

Extraordinary #mosaics. Ravenna Galla Placidia.

Rome Italy Basilica of Santa Sabina Detail of fifth century cypress wood doors carved with scenes from the New Testament

Rome Italy Basilica of Santa Sabina Detail of fifth century cypress wood doors carved with scenes from the New Testament

santa sabina door panels - Google pretraživanje

santa sabina door panels - Google pretraživanje

Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus / Italy / Early Christian art

Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus / Italy / Early Christian art

Santa Constanza, mausoleum converted to church in 1256  Rome  350 CE

Santa Constanza, mausoleum converted to church in 1256 Rome 350 CE