Session 1738: Materialities and Religion in Medieval Byzantium
Thursday 4 July 2019, 14.15-15.45
|Moderator/Chair:||Jonathan Jarrett, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds|
|Paper 1738-a||Representation of Material Objects in Medieval Culture: Statue or Doll in Byzantine Mythography?|
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
|Paper 1738-b||Medieval Byzantine Coinage in the Patrimonio Nacional: Image, Materiality, and Religion|
Index terms: Art History - General, Byzantine Studies, Numismatics
This paper is seeking to provide a glimpse of the Byzantine series, its variety and richness to make an approach to the materiality of the coins and the religious iconography on monetary types of either face of the coin. On the reverse, the representation of Christ’s facing bust is to a considerable degree generalized and conventionalized at the 10th and 11th centuries, following Justinian II types. Meanwhile on the ‘heads’ we will find a portrait gallery depicting Byzantine Emperors. This allows us to highlight the power of the money to represent the political and religious authority.