Campus Units

Architecture

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2015

Journal or Book Title

The Life-Giving Source. Water in the Hierotopy and Iconography of the Christian World: Materials from the International Symposium

First Page

106

Last Page

109

Conference Title

The Life-Giving Source: Water in the Hierotopy and the Iconography of the Christian World

Conference Date

June 25–27, 2014

City

Moscow, Russia

Abstract

This paper examines phialae as spatial icons by focusing on their micro-architecture and related spiritual and sacramental meanings. Similar in architectural form and meaning to ablution and baptismal fonts, phialae were distinct installations for holy water fonts, which were used for ceremonies related to the blessing of holy water but would also invoke references to the cleansing of sins and the sacrament of baptism.

Comments

This proceeding was published in the Life-Giving Source. Water in the Hierotopy and Iconography of the Christian World: Materials from the Christian World. Edited by Alexei Lidov. Moscow: Russian Academy of Arts, 2014.

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Language

en

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