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Zoe Goedecke

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In the thirteenth century, artists began depicting the Holy Trinity as a single tricephalic figure, likely in an attempt to convey that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are One. This essay discusses the three-faced image of the Trinity in the Book of Hours and the history of tricephalic imagery in Christian representations, from its early appearances to eventual condemnation by the papacy.

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2018

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Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture | History of Religion | Medieval History

11, The Three-Faced Representation of the Holy Trinity

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