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The Phiale as a Spatial Icon
The Life-Giving Source. Water in the Hierotopy and Iconography of the Christian World: Materials from the International Symposium
  • Jelena Bogdanović, Iowa State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2015
Conference Title
The Life-Giving Source: Water in the Hierotopy and the Iconography of the Christian World
Conference Date
June 25–27, 2014
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(55.755826, 37.6173)
Abstract

This paper examines phialae as spatial icons by focusing on their micro-architecture and related spiritual and sacramental meanings. Similar in architectural form and meaning to ablution and baptismal fonts, phialae were distinct installations for holy water fonts, which were used for ceremonies related to the blessing of holy water but would also invoke references to the cleansing of sins and the sacrament of baptism.

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This proceeding was published in the Life-Giving Source. Water in the Hierotopy and Iconography of the Christian World: Materials from the Christian World. Edited by Alexei Lidov. Moscow: Russian Academy of Arts, 2014.

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Jelena Bogdanović. "The Phiale as a Spatial Icon" Moscow, RussiaThe Life-Giving Source. Water in the Hierotopy and Iconography of the Christian World: Materials from the International Symposium (2015) p. 106 - 109
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jelena_bogdanovic/21/