The Ackland Sophia: contextualizing, interpreting, and "containing" wisdom Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • Deyneka, Alexandra
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art and Art History
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  • The portable Russian icon, Sophia, Holy Wisdom, located at the Ackland Art Museum, unveils several inter-dependent theological meanings, mediating between text and image and figure and pre-figuration. This paper focuses on the Ackland Sophia within the framework of its Novgorodian prototype, examining the influence of visual and textual sources on the interpretation of Wisdom iconography, and addressing the effects of the religious and intellectual climate in Novgorod and Moscow at the turn of the sixteenth century on its development. The intention of this analysis is to contribute to a growing body of research, enhancing the accessibility of the Ackland collection.
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  • Folda, Jaroslav
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