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1. Record Number: 8487
Author(s): Cotsonis, John.
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Title : The Virgin and Justinian on Seals of the "Ekklesiekdikoi" of Hagia Sophia [The author explores the various meanings carried by the seals made for the clerical tribunal from Hagia Sophia, which present the standing figures of the Virgin and the Emperor Justinian, holding between them a model of the church Hagia Sophia. The church building in part signifies a place of mercy and refuge. Justinian was not only the builder of the church but also the patron of the clerical tribunal. The Virgin was the most powerful intermediary and an object of hope for the penitent and those in trouble. The clerics from the tribunal turned to the Virgin Mary and Justinian for help in coming to just and merciful decisions. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Dumbarton Oaks Papers (Full Text via JSTOR) 56 (2002): 41-55. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2002.

2. Record Number: 5909
Author(s): Czarnecki, James G.
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Title : Giovanni del Biondo's "Standing Madonna and Child": An Image of Mercy in the Late Trecento [the image of Madonna and Child is related to Mary's intercessory role; a standing Madonna, however, usually is depicted at burial sites; all of these standing images evoke Mary's personification of mercy shown to sinners, seeking mercy for the deceased person].
Source: Visions of Holiness: Art and Devotion in Renaissance Italy.   Edited by Andrew Ladis and Shelley E. Zuraw .   Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2001.  Pages 93 - 100.
Year of Publication: 2001.

3. Record Number: 5911
Author(s): Solberg, Gail E.
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Title : The "Madonna Avvocata" Icon at Orte and Geography [cities near Rome and in the papacy's political orbit imitated the processions and artistic styles of the Eternal City; Orte, however, was between Rome and Spoleto, with political ties to both; the "Madonna Avvocata" done by the Sienese painter Taddeo di Bartolo borrows from both the Roman "San Sisto Madonna" and an image in Spoleto that resembles the Byzantine depiction of Mary called the hagiosopitissa. The choice of Taddeo to paint this image reflects a deliberate choice of Orte's leaders to acknowledge both Roman and Umbrian influences on their city].
Source: Visions of Holiness: Art and Devotion in Renaissance Italy.   Edited by Andrew Ladis and Shelley E. Zuraw .   Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2001.  Pages 122 - 135.
Year of Publication: 2001.

4. Record Number: 3148
Author(s): Kalas, Gregor.
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Title : Queening Intercession: The Virgin Intervenes as an Empress at S. Maria Antiqua (Rome)
Source: Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 23., ( 1997):  Pages 10
Year of Publication: 1997.