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Iconography: Background

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The tabs above offer various types of resources for your research in iconography such as dictionaries and encyclopedias of specific symbols, books and articles about symbols in art, online image databases, and significant print indexes with examples of artworks depicting objects used as symbols. These sources will help you in their identification, description, and interpretation. Be sure to consult other related subject guides including Classical Mythology and Classical Studies.

         
Jan van Eyck. The Arnolfini Portrait, 1434.

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