Iconography

I`co*nog"ra*phy

(?), n. [Gr. a sketch or description; e'ikw`n an image + of describe: cf. F. iconographie.] 1. The art or representation by pictures or images; the description or study of portraiture or representation, as of persons; as, the iconography of the ancients.
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2. The study of representative art in general.
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Christian iconography, the study of the representations in art of the Deity, the persons of the Trinity, angels, saints, virtues, vices, etc.
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