Some artistic aspects of Late Medieval Georgian Mitres

Eka Berelishvili


A mitre is one of the main components of a bishop’s apparel, and isthought to have originated from the Byzantine emperor’s crown. Accordingto Christian tradition, the mitre symbolizes Christ’s crown of thorns. This article aims to illustrate specific features of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century mitre decorations and to analyze their symbolic meaning.





Medieval Ages; Georgian Mitres

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