Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Byzantine Art.

 Byrsa.Byzantine Empire (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Byzantine Art.
That symbolical system which was developed by the early Greek or Byzantine artists out of the Christian symbolism. Its chief features are the circle, dome, and round arch; and its chief symbols the lily, cross, vesica, and nimbus. St. Sophia, at Constantinople, and St. Mark, at Venice, are excellent examples.   1

 Byrsa.Byzantine Empire (The). 


Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.