Hagia Sophia Mosaics

Deesis Mosaic

Deesis Mosaic

Deesis Mosaic which dates back to the 13th century is thought to occupy the place of an earlier mosaic under it. It is located in the upper south gallery. A production of zenith on mosaic art from the Byzantine times, Deesis Mosaic was depicted in a humanistic style. Due to the open windows left to it, the Virgin part has been damaged for centuries.

In the mosaic; Virgin, St. John the Baptist and the Christ are begging for the salutation of man by showing emotions in a realistic style.

The mosaic is accepted as a pioneer of the Renaissance Art.

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Hagia Sophia Research Team (HSRT) consists of a group of people who likes to research Byzantine Heritage in Turkey by visiting and taking photos of the historical places.

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