Nie tylko langusta na palmie: Ikonografia mozaik posadzkowych północnej sali bazyliki wczesnochrześcijańskiej w Akwilei

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The publication (originally an M.A. thesis at the Catholic University of Lublin) analyzes and interprets the imagery of the mosaics covering the floor of the northern aula of the paleochristian basilica. The latter was uncovered at the beginning of the 20th century under the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia. The iconography of animals depicted on the mosaics is unparalleled and has been a subject of different interpretations for the period of the last hundred years. This book reads the imagery in the light of Christian and pagan sources discussing the symbolical meanings of animals, inlcuding the Church Fathers, Physiologus, Aelian et al. The claim made in this volume is that the rappresentations should be interpreted in the context of mystagogical catechesis and initations taking place during the catechumenate.


External organisations
  • College Of Jewish Studies, Heidelberg
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Art History
  • History and Archaeology


  • Iconography, iconology, mosaics, paleochristian
Original languagePolish
PublisherBezkresy Wiedzy
Number of pages140
ISBN (Print)9783639891171
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes