Hagia Sophia: Imperial Portraits and South Vestibule Mosaics

This film documents the conservation and restoration work carried out by the Byzantine Institute at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. It illustrates the following locations, scenes, or subjects: south gallery imperial portraits; John and Irene with Virgin enthroned with Christ child and Alexios; Constantine IX and Zoe with Christ enthroned; the Deesis; multiple cross medallions; south vestibule lunette of Justinian and Constantine before the Virgin enthroned and Christ child.

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