Le culte et l’iconographie des deux St. Andre de Crete Cover Image

Култ и иконографија двојице светих Андреја са Крита
Le culte et l’iconographie des deux St. Andre de Crete

Author(s): Dragana Pavlović
Subject(s): History
Published by: Vizantološki institut SANU
Keywords: Saint Andrew archbishop of Crete; Saint Andrew “in Crisi”; Byzantine painting; iconography; Serbian medieval painting

Summary/Abstract: This paper discusses the cult and iconography on frescoes of two St. Andrews developed within the Byzantine world, one being an archbishop of Crete and the other, his homonym, a saint from the same island, known as Saint Andrew “inCrisi”. Those researches proved that both homonym saints were venerated not only through the entire medieval period but moreover, their cults developed equally, however St. Andrew, the archbishop of Crete, was more prominent figure than his homonym. Nevertheless, the same epithet and name brings to confusion in their later identification. After a thorough examination of iconography of two saints in certain representations of Crete’s archbishop, the other saint is identified, a homonym of the famous byzantine writer.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 49
  • Page Range: 213-241
  • Page Count: 36
  • Language: Serbian