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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.
Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture | History of Religion | Medieval History
Goedecke, Zoe, "11, The Three-Faced Representation of the Holy Trinity" (2018). Kerver Book of Hours: 2018 Senior Capstone. 15.