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За иконографията на анонимните печати на цар Симеон (893-927)
The Iconography of the Anonymous Seals of King Simeon (893-927)

Author(s): Konstantin Totev
Subject(s): Architecture, Visual Arts, Middle Ages
Published by: Кирило-Методиевски научен център при Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The article provides concrete data and observations for a more reliable identification of King Simeon's anonymous seals by applying accurate iconographic paremeters for dating the image of Christ Pantokrator on the one side of the examined seals and it attempts to establish the characteristics of the portrayal of Bulgarian ruler, represented half-length on the other side of these seals. Three other anonymous seals are also included in the analysis. The author adduces arguments in support of the assumption that they were the seals of Prince Boris-Mihail (864-889) and of King Petur (927-969). This attribution is hypothetical but at this stage of sphragistic investigation it supports the identification of the anonymous seals under review as seals of the Bulgarian King Simeon.

  • Issue Year: 2000
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 35-52
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bulgarian