Hagia sophia architecture.
Hagia sophia mosaic floor.
Hagia sophia s most prominent figured mosaic is located in the inner narthex on the southern vestibule door.
Hagia sophia plays an important role in the world of art due to its architecture magnificence grandness and functionality.
This mosaic was found while the repair process was going on which was held by fossati brothers in 1849.
Angel gabriel mosaic in the hagia sophia was created in c 867 by byzantine mosaics in middle byzantine c.
On the contrary to the general view there were almost no figurative images in justinian hagia sophia.
An earlier record of the hagia sophia mosaics is found in the travel sketches of swedish engineer cornelius loos from 1710 1711.
Hagia sophia mosaics the first mosaics which adorned the hagia sophia were only completed during the reign of justin ii.
It is one of the six angel mosaics within the world famous hagia sophia museum in istanbul and was hidden for 160 years behind plaster and a metal mask.
Though covered and uncovered more than once throughout the history mosaics outstand on the walls of this masterpiece.
Many of the non figurative mosaics in the church come from this period.
Hagia sophia mosaics imperial door mosaic southwestern vestibule north tympanum apse mosaic emperor alexander empress zoe comnenus deesis.
The fascinating mosaics of hagia sophia tell us many mysterious things about the history of this 1 500 year old edifice.
The period of systematic study restoration and cleaning of hagia sophia initiated by the byzantine institute of the united states and the dumbarton oaks field committee in the 1940s still continues to our day.