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by Archaeology Newsroom

Revealing Garments: Clothing as Theology

In the years following Iconoclasm, changes may be observed in both the pose and the costume of the Christ-Child in depictions of the Virgin Hodegetria. Exami¬nation of an example of the clothing worn by the infant Christ in a fresco representation of the Hodegetria, in the church of Merbakas in Argolis. reveals several deviations from the pre-lconoclast iconographic type, in¬cluding one detail which may be related to the Dominican associations of the church.