Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 12518
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): McClanan , Anne
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  • Title: The Empress Theodora and the Tradition of Women's Patronage in the Early Byzantine Empire
  • Source: The Cultural Patronage of Medieval Women.  Edited by June Hall McCash.  University of Georgia Press, 1996.  Pages 50 - 72.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Byzantium Patronage, Ecclesiastical Procopius, Historian Theodora, Wife of Justinian I, Byzantine Emperor
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 6
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  • Illustrations: Five Figures. Figure One Manuscript illumination, Princess Anicia Juliana seated between the personifications of Prudence and Magnanimity, c.512 (Vienna, Bild-Archiv der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Vienna Dioscurides, Cod. med, graec. 1, f. 6v.) Figure Two "Theodora and Retinue," Apse mosaic , c. 540-550 (Ravenna, San Vitale). Figure Three "Justinian and Retinue," Apse mosaic, c.540-550 (Ravenna San Vitale). Figure Four "Head of Theodora," sixth century (Milan, Museo archeologico). Figure Five Detail of Figure Two, "Theodora and Retinue," Apse mosaic, c.540-555 (Ravenna, San Vitale).
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0820317014
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