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Of holes and a holy man : new discoveries in the Silivri-Kapi mausoleum in Istanbul



Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Kunstchronik
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Art, architecture, cultural heritage
Keywords Holy dead; Silivri Kapi; Istanbul
Description This article describe, in Constantinople, a new development in the cult of holy bodies. The situation of the Silivri-Kapi mausoleum - arranged with a raised sarcophagus, with a fenestella confessionis and a opening for flowing oils - points towards a funeral cult which would have been more intimate and local than that of the big martyria. What appeared at first to be a family tomb thus finally turns out to have had a public function.
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