Quick Answer: What are the 4 Seraphim mosaics in the Hagia Sophia?

What are the elements of the Hagia Sophia?

Islamic Elements of Hagia Sophia

  • Calligraphic medallions.
  • Looking up at two calligraphic medallions at the apse.
  • Calligraphic medallion.
  • Calligraphic medallion.
  • Mihrab.
  • Calligraphic panels by the Sultans.
  • Minbar.
  • Minbar.

Is Hagia Sophia now a mosque?

In 1453, after the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire, it was converted into a mosque. In 1935, the secular Turkish Republic established it as a museum. In 2020, it re-opened as a mosque.

How is the Byzantine mosaic different from a Roman mosaic?

Whereas Roman mosaics were largely functional, Byzantine structures placed an emphasis on decorative touches. However, both styles were employed to honor religious figures and domestic life.

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