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Another of the four mosaics was uncovered in 2009. Mosaics of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul: The Fossati Restoration and the Work of the Byzantine Institute Paperback – January 1, 1998 by Natalia B. Teteriatnikov (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. In Hagia Sophia, there were a total of four-winged angel figures constructed somewhere between 900-500 A.D., depicting the four biblical angels that are believed to guard heaven. Its style, based on Hagia Sophia, with a mixture of modern and Serbian-Byzantine motifs, symbolically establishes a connection between Serbia’s past, present and future. The period of systematic study, restoration and cleaning of Hagia Sophia, initiated by the Byzantine Institute of the United States and the Dumbarton Oaks Field Committee in the 1940s, still continues to our day. Hagia Sophia was beautifully decorated with mosaics within the centuries during Byzantine period. Geometric embellishments, flower, fruit ornamentations and crosses were used in the capitals of the columns, the walls and borders. HAGIA SOPHIA Mosacis: Uncovered Mosaics of Hagia Sophia... We are going to show Hagia Sophia mosaic images and information about their locations. Mosaicists worked directly on church walls in a manner similar to that of fresco artists. Mosaics depicting Christian figures in Istanbul's ancient Hagia Sophia will be covered with curtains during Muslim prayers, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Sunday, as work to prepare the building for use as a mosque continues. They were not able to get into a chapel in the buttress with 9th Century mosaics - I have published a picture of this room on my Doors of Hagia Sophia page. Then Constantine V continued to destruct many images and icons of all over the churches in the city. The mosaics of Hagia Sophia are world-renowned priceless artifacts not only of Greek Orthodoxy but also of Byzantine Civilization and Hellenism. Story of Church of Holy Wisdom in Constantinople and Istanbul. .eg-washington-container{background:rgba(0,0,0,0.65)} The Virgin Mary is standing in the middle; she holds the child Christ on her lap. Mosaics in Hagia Sophia to be protected, preserved: Presidential spokesperson ANKARA- Anadolu Agency Turkey’s presidential spokesman reiterated on July 17 that the Hagia Sophia mosque will be opened for everyone and its historical mosaics will be preserved, as … Mosaics in Hagia Sophia This Byzantine building is famous for the mosaics that decorate several of its interior walls. The Hagia Sophia is unique in terms of architecture, magnificence, size and functionality; a product of the East-West synthesis, which had also inspired the Ottoman mosques. 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