This film documents the conservation and restoration work carried out by the Byzantine Institute at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. It illustrates the following scenes or subjects in the South Gallery: close-up details of Constantine IX and Zoe with Christ enthroned; John and Irene with Virgin enthroned with Christ child and Alexios; and the Deesis. Filmed in May 1936 on a 16mm KodaChrome Safety Film. Please go here for more information: doaks.org/icfa/moving-image-collections/hagia-sophia.
Film: Hagia Sophia, Istanbul: South Gallery Imperial Portraits, The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s, MS.BZ.004-02-04, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.
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