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dc.contributor.authorGolden, Jessica Lynn
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-29T04:30:12Z
dc.date.available2016-09-29T04:30:12Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifier.othergolden_jessica_l_201605_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/golden_jessica_l_201605_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/36116
dc.description.abstractThe account of the Annunciation to the Virgin, found in the Gospel of Luke, describes the Incarnation of God, and establishes the possibility for the spiritual Salvation of man through the divine economy. Scenes of the Annunciation often appear in the threshold of the sanctuary of the Byzantine church, and are closely associated with the ceremonies of the liturgy in which the Incarnation is reenacted at the altar. The connection between sacred texts, art, ritual and space is further manifested in the divided composition of the Annunciation on the triumphal arch of the sanctuary, and illustrates how the choice to imbed these scenes into the architecture of the church adds additional layers of meaning in relation to the liturgy. Many of these divided scenes include the detail of the Virgin spinning purple wool, referring to the description of this event from the second-century apocryphal text of the Protoevangelion of James. This thesis examines the symbolism of the purple wool and the action of spinning in order to elucidate how the inclusion of these iconographic elements in Annunciation scenes manifests additional impact upon the visual experience during the liturgy.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectAnnunciation
dc.subjectByzantine
dc.subjectChrist
dc.subjectChurch
dc.subjectGabriel
dc.subjectIncarnation
dc.subjectLiturgy
dc.subjectSanctuary
dc.subjectSpinning
dc.subjectVirgin
dc.subjectWeaving
dc.subjectPurple Wool
dc.titleThe Virgin and her purple wool
dc.title.alternativereenacting the Incarnation at the altar
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentArt
dc.description.majorArt History
dc.description.advisorAsen Kirin
dc.description.committeeAsen Kirin
dc.description.committeeShelley E. Zuraw
dc.description.committeeMark Abbe


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