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Dekor pokojnika u ranokršćanskom razdoblju na tlu Hrvatske


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Mamić, Antonia. (2018). Dekor pokojnika u ranokršćanskom razdoblju na tlu Hrvatske. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Art History. [mentor Milinović, Dino].

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Memorials of the dead have a very important place in the repertory of the visual arts from the early times and a rich corpus of sepulchral art can also be found in the age of classical antiquity. The term Christian art is closely related to the age of late antiquity or, to be more precise, to the age when the process of transformation from classical antiquity to the late antiquity has begun. Most of what we know about the beginnings of Christian art belongs to the domain of funerary art. Christian iconography draws its inspiration from existing pagan iconography. This breaking point of gradual affirmation of Christianity in the time of persecution and enemy environment inside the Roman state are the main theme of this thesis. In the context of funerary art the sarcophagus stands out as a vessel of the Christian message and decor. The antique civilization spreads also throughout the areas which nowadays belong to the territory of Republic of Croatia. A notable place is held by the former Roman province of Dalmatia and its Christian capital Salona. The iconographic repertory of the sarcophagus found in that area will be a significant focus of this thesis, especially the two sarcophagi found at the Christian cemetery Manastirine in Salona – The Hyppolite and Phaedra sarcophagus and the Good Shepherd sarcophagus. This finding is very important because it gives us an insight in the complexity of time in which it was made and it stands as proof that we can't observe visual displays of that time outside the context of Roman religious syncretism because of their polysemic nature. The dawn of new time – Christiana tempora is possible to be observed not just through the lens of persecution and banishment but also the coexistence of paganism and Christianity.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Christian iconography, Dalmatia, Early Christian art, Late Antiquity, Salona,sarcophagus
Subjects: History of art
Departments: Department of Art History
Supervisor: Milinović, Dino
Date Deposited: 24 May 2018 10:01
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 10:01

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