Sainte-Croix d'Ałt'amar. Sens symbolique, architectural et iconographique de la dédicace

Abstract : Major monument of medieval art and outstanding phenomenon, the palatal church of Ałt'amar, built in the early 10th century by King Gagik, founder of the Kingdom of Vaspurakan in southern Armenia, is dedicated to the Holy Cross and housed a relic of the Holy Wood. The article explores the meaning of this dedication and of the reliquary function, and examines their possible impact on the architectural composition of the church and the carved decoration of its western façade. Some observations also concern the place of the cross in the medieval architecture and sculpted decoration of Armenia and Georgia.
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Patrick Donabédian. Sainte-Croix d'Ałt'amar. Sens symbolique, architectural et iconographique de la dédicace. Zaroui Poghossian; Edda Vardanyan. The Church of the Holy Cross of Ałt'amar. Politics, Art, Spirituality in the Kingdom of Vaspurakan, Brill, 2019, 978-90-04-40038-2. ⟨halshs-02283550⟩

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