" Hagia Sophia?s Deisus mosaic" Top 5 Page for this destination Hagia Sophia - Ayia Sofia - Ayasofya Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey
Hagia Sophia - Ayia Sofia - Ayasofya, Istanbul: 300 reviews and 735 photos
The most famous of Hagia Sophia's Byzantine mosaics is the 13th-century Deisus Mosaic, depicting Christ Pantrocrator flanked by the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist.
Christ holds a closed Book of Gospels in his left hand and raises his right in benediction. His gentle expression is that of the "Palaeologan Christ," who reveals God?s compassion for humanity. On either side, the Virgin and St. John the Baptist are turned towards Christ in attitude of worship.
This mosaic dates from shortly after the Restoration of Constantinople (1261) and was probably commissioned to express gratitude for the victory of Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282), which put an end to Crusader occupation.
You can watch my 1 min 10 sec HQ Video Istanbul Hagia Sophia part X Deisis mosaic out of my Youtube channel with Greek Orthodox Christian Music - The Thrice Holy Hymn (Mount Athos Version) Pl. 1st Tone.
Address: Ayasofya Meydani, Sultanahmet
Directions: You may watch my high resolution photo of Istanbul on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 41° 0' 30.59" N 28° 58' 47.43" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Deisus mosaic .
Phone: +90 212 522 1750
More Reviews (40)
- See All Istanbul around by Metro
- Golden Horn
- See All Istanbul contrasts
- Late evening walks over Istanbul
Kuznetsov_Sergey's Related Pages
Have you been to Istanbul?Share Your Travels