Christian iconography
Iconography I`co*nog"ra*phy, n. [Gr. ? a sketch or description; e'ikw`n an image + ? of 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. [1913 Webster]

2. The study of representative art in general. [1913 Webster]

{Christian iconography}, the study of the representations in art of the Deity, the persons of the Trinity, angels, saints, virtues, vices, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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