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Iconography: Background

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 key print indexes with examples of artworks depicting objects used as symbols. 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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Symbols in Art | E-books and print (level 5)

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