Category: Mosaics

Mosaics of Hagia Sophia

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Zoe Mosaic

The depiction of Emperor IX. Konstantinos Monomakhos and Empress Zoe is located on the mosaic board. The faithful ruler of Romans, Servant of God’s Jesus Konstantinos Monomakhos is written on the head of the Emperor....

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VI. Leon Mosaics

In Pantaktrat Jesus depicting mosaics which are located on Emperor Door, Jesus sits on a throne in the middle. He sanctifies with his right hand and hold a Bible on his left hand. “Let...

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Two Angels in Apses

It is possible to see many different mosaics which depict the angels however one of the most famous mosaics in terms of the angels is located on the arch of the apse. You can...

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Sunu Mosaic

The sunu (offering) mosaic is available on the Vestibule Door in south direction of the inner narthex which is one of the most important mosaics of Hagia Sophia. This mosaics was uncovered in 1849...

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Patriarch Mosaics in Tympanon

Only three of the Patriarch figures have survived in good condition today which are made of mosaics and located in half arch niches on the Tympanon wall of the northern side of Hagia Sophia....

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Mosaics in the Priest Rooms

The mosaics of Jesus and Virgin Mary well preserved until today in the Deisis composition located on the pediment of the door that opens to the gallery in this section which is called as...

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Mosaic Signature of Sultan Abdülmecid

Mosaic signature of Sultan Abdülmecid is exhibited on the right wall of the main entrance of the outer narthex. The mosaic signature was created by Italian Master N. Lanzoni by using the gilded original...

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Emperor Alexander Mosaic

There is Emperor Alexander mosaic in the southwest part of the North gallery of Hagia Sophia. The mosaic board was made to secluded corner on the contrary to other mosaics in the structure. Alexandros...

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Dome Angel Figures

Four angel figure has been used which are not fully equivalent to each other on the pendants. These angels are the Seraphim depictions which have one head and six wings and believed to protect...

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Deisis Composition

There is a mosaic board in Hagia Sophia where Deisis scene is on which is accepted as the beginning of the Renaissance in Eastern Rome Art. There is İoannes Prodromos on the right, Virgin...