Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 11201
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Walter , Christopher.
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  • Title: The Portrait of Saint Paraskeve [manuscript illuminations, wall paintings, and icons represent various saints with the name Paraskeve (of Epibata, of Iconium, the Roman, etc.)].
  • Source: Byzantinoslavica 56, 3 ( 1995): Pages 753 - 757.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Byzantium Hagiography Iconography Paraskeve, Saint Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 15- 16- 17
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  • Illustrations: Ten figures. One manuscript illustration and one wall painting that include Saint Paraskeve. Figure Three is a wall painting of Saint Kyriaki with her children. Figure Four is a painting of Salome and Mary Cleophas with their children from a fifteenth century altarpiece. Figure Five is a seventeenth century painting of Saint Sophia with the severed heads of her children. Figures Six through Eight, a wall painting and two icons, represent Saint Paraskeve as a cephalophoros saint, holding her severed head. Figure Nine is a painting of Saint Paraskeve of Epibata dressed as a nun, dated from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century. Figure Ten is a seventeenth century engraving of Saint Paraskeve of Epibata.
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00077712
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