Mosaics of Hagia Sophia

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The following publications were used in the creation of this website. Visitors to this site are encouraged to purchase copies of these publications for further study or visit these articles online:

  • Byzantine Painting  - Andre Grabar - 1979 Skira ISBN: 0-8478-0225-6
  • The Mosaics of Haghia Sophia at Istanbul, Fourth Preliminary Report - work done in 1934-1938 - The Deesis Panel in the South Gallery
    Thomas Whittemore - 1952 University Press, Oxford
  • Hagia Sophia, Architecture, Structure and Liturgy of Justinian's Great Church Rowland J. Mainstone - 1988 Thames and Hudson
  • The Mosaics of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul: The Fossati Restoration and the Work of the Byzantine Institute - Natalia B. Teteriatnikov - Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington D.C. ISBN: 0-88402-264-1
  • The Mosaics and Frescoes of St. Mary Pammakaristos (Fethiye Camii) at Istanbul by Hans Belting, Cyril Mango and Doula Mouriki
  • The Byzantine Churches of Istanbul by Thomas Matthews
  • Russian Travelers to Constantinople in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries - George Majeska
  • Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Number Nineteen, The Apse Mosaics of St. Sophia at Istanbul - report on Work Carried out in 1964 - Cyril Mango and Ernest J. W. Hawkins
  • Studies on Constantinople - Cyril Mango
  • The Mosaics of St. Sophia at Istanbul - The Mosaics of the Southern Vestibule - Thomas Whittemore - Oxford University Press - 1936
  • The Mosaics of Hagia Sophia at Istanbul - Imperial Portraits of the South Gallery - Thomas Whittemore - Oxford University Press - 1942
  • A Byzantine Jerusalem, The Imperial Pharos Chapel as the Holy Sepulchre - Alexi Lidov
  • Wikipedia
  • The Life and Afterlife of Contantine's Column - Robert Ousterhout - The Journal of Roman Archaeology - Volume 27 2014

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I am an icon painter, Russian Historian and Austin Web Designer formerly of Seattle, Washington and now living in Austin, Texas. My interest in Byzantium and icons began when I was 8 years old and read my first book on Byzantium called "The Fall of Constantinople".

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