Text over image in paintings

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Byzantium, 12th century, Pantocrator, Church in Monreale, Palermo - naming in religious painting

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Byzantium, 12th century, Pantocrator, Church in Monreale, Palermo - naming in religious painting Name Jesus represented in Greek spelling as IC with tilde (sign over this letters) to show abbreviation and first part of the word Pantocrator (ruler of all - Greek) - Opanto Name Christ in Greek spelling XC with tilde and second part of the word Pantocrator - Krator Each saint painted here has a name written next to his image

Byzantium, 12th century, Pantocrator, Church in Monreale, Palermo - naming in religious painting
What is image annotation?


For religious paintings naming is very important and tradition of Christian Orthodox Church requires names written next to images of saints and others.

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