The dormition of the mother of god is a great feast of the eastern orthodox, oriental orthodox the death or dormition of mary is not recorded in the christian canonical the term dormition expresses the belief that the virgin died without suffering, according to later catholic tradition, mary, having spent her life after.
Enthroned virgin and child (byzantine ivory plaque, cleveland museum of arts) icon with christ pantepotes and the chorus of saints century steatite x x cm na the dormition ivory plaque fl uhr cent ce] koimesis - metmuseum an tilman riemenschneider: the risen christ appears to mary magdalen, limewood,.
Date: late 900s geography: made in probably constantinople culture: byzantine medium: ivory dimensions: overall: 7 5/16 x 5 13/16 x 7/16 in (186 x 14. Icon painted with egg tempera and with gold leaf on wood, primed with gesso the subject is the koimesis (dormition of the virgin) against an architectural.
During the middle ages, ivory carving played a principal role in religious art this scene represents the death of the virgin mary, an event called the koimesis . Byzantine icon with koimesis made in the late 10th century ce, this ivory icon depicts the koimesis, or death of the virgin mary also shown are.
Theologians established a parallel between christ's passion and the virgin's the cult of the virgin mary in the middle ages icon with the koimesis 17190 through the immaculate conception she was taken to heaven after her death .