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The Backovo ossuary frescoes of 1074-83

Grishin, Alexander Dmitrievich


The scarcity of dated fresco cycles from the second half of the eleventh century gives the Backovo murals a place of outstanding significance in the history of Byzantine monumental decorations. Also the Backovo frescoes, as decorations for a monastic ossuary, preserve a very rare type of painting, with such scenes as the "Vision of Ezekiel in the Valley of Dry Bones" encountered for the first time in Byzantine painting on a monumental scale. Through a close study of the literary sources...[Show more]

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Date published: 1980-03
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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