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Вышгородская икона святых князей Бориса и Глеба: истоки образа и эволюция иконографии [Vyšgorodskaja ikona svjatyx knjazej Borisa i Gleba: istoki obraza i evoljutsija ikonografii]

Abstract : The article presents a comprehensive analysis of the development of the iconography of Saint Princes Boris and Gleb in the Eastern Europe, 11th—13th century. The author shows byzantine and western European elements in the representations. The enigmatic compo-sition on the reliquary-cross and pendant icons where saint brothers are depicted as donators must be inter-preted as a scene of aurum coronarium. Such iconog-raphy of holy martyrs offering their crowns to Mather of God was broadly presented in the Christian art of Rom during the Late Antiquity and had its revival in the mid — 11th century. Most probably it decorated the frescos in the apse of the church in Vyshgorod build in 1072 by the Prince Izyaslav Yaroslavich who had in-tensive contacts to the Latin Europe. Additionally, the Princes had been initially buried in medio ecclesiae ac-cording Western and not Byzantine tradition. The new iconography where the saints are presented with their swords should be regarded as crusader interpretation of the byzantine image and has nothing to the idea of the originality of the Russian medieval art and special change in the Russian religious mind.
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Aleksandr Musin. Вышгородская икона святых князей Бориса и Глеба: истоки образа и эволюция иконографии [Vyšgorodskaja ikona svjatyx knjazej Borisa i Gleba: istoki obraza i evoljutsija ikonografii]. Археологія і давня історія України [Arxeologija ta davnjaja istorija Ukrainy, Kiev], 2017, 1 (22), pp.110-122. ⟨hal-03222735⟩

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