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Meaning of ICONOGRAPHY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\I`co*nog"ra*phy\, n. [Gr. ? a sketch or
description; e'ikw`n an image + ? to describe: cf. F.
iconographie.]
1. The art or representation by pictures or images; the
   description or study of portraiture or representation, as
   of persons; as, the iconography of the ancients.

2. The study of representative art in general.

{Christian iconography}, the study of the representations in
   art of the Deity, the persons of the Trinity, angels,
   saints, virtues, vices, etc.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: an important component of cognitive archaeology, this involves the study of artistic representations which usually have an overt religious or ceremonial significance; e.g. individual deities may be distinguished, each with a special characteristic, such as corn with the corn god, or the sun with a sun goddess etc.
 
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