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The dragon/snake motif in the illuminated old Glagolitic manuscripts

Elissaveta Moussakova   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-2552-1975 ; SS Cyril and Methodius National Library, Sofia

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APA 6th Edition
Moussakova, E. (2016). The dragon/snake motif in the illuminated old Glagolitic manuscripts. Slovo, (66), 139-163. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/176037
MLA 8th Edition
Moussakova, Elissaveta. "The dragon/snake motif in the illuminated old Glagolitic manuscripts." Slovo, vol. , no. 66, 2016, pp. 139-163. https://hrcak.srce.hr/176037. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Moussakova, Elissaveta. "The dragon/snake motif in the illuminated old Glagolitic manuscripts." Slovo , no. 66 (2016): 139-163. https://hrcak.srce.hr/176037
Harvard
Moussakova, E. (2016). 'The dragon/snake motif in the illuminated old Glagolitic manuscripts', Slovo, (66), pp. 139-163. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/176037 (Accessed 01 October 2020)
Vancouver
Moussakova E. The dragon/snake motif in the illuminated old Glagolitic manuscripts. Slovo [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2020 October 01];(66):139-163. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/176037
IEEE
E. Moussakova, "The dragon/snake motif in the illuminated old Glagolitic manuscripts", Slovo, vol., no. 66, pp. 139-163, 2016. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/176037. [Accessed: 01 October 2020]
Fulltext: croatian, pdf (721 KB) pages 139-163 downloads: 155* cite
APA 6th Edition
Moussakova, E. (2016). Motiv zmije/zmaja u starim glagoljskim iluminiranim rukopisima. Slovo, (66), 139-163. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/176037
MLA 8th Edition
Moussakova, Elissaveta. "Motiv zmije/zmaja u starim glagoljskim iluminiranim rukopisima." Slovo, vol. , no. 66, 2016, pp. 139-163. https://hrcak.srce.hr/176037. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Moussakova, Elissaveta. "Motiv zmije/zmaja u starim glagoljskim iluminiranim rukopisima." Slovo , no. 66 (2016): 139-163. https://hrcak.srce.hr/176037
Harvard
Moussakova, E. (2016). 'Motiv zmije/zmaja u starim glagoljskim iluminiranim rukopisima', Slovo, (66), pp. 139-163. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/176037 (Accessed 01 October 2020)
Vancouver
Moussakova E. Motiv zmije/zmaja u starim glagoljskim iluminiranim rukopisima. Slovo [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2020 October 01];(66):139-163. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/176037
IEEE
E. Moussakova, "Motiv zmije/zmaja u starim glagoljskim iluminiranim rukopisima", Slovo, vol., no. 66, pp. 139-163, 2016. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/176037. [Accessed: 01 October 2020]

Abstracts
The motif, embellishing the earliest Glagolitic books, reveals itself as a meaningful, polysemic image and partakes in a visual paradigm, which the decorators abode by. In this paper the author proceeds with a theme taken up nearly fifteen years ago, now exploring in detail the artistic specificity of the repetitive zoomorphic or, rather, teratological motif. Previously it has been identified as a dragon head but the persisting ambivalence in the notions of the snake/serpent and the dragon cannot be ignored. As it has been applied most of all to the decorated initials, some interpretations of the twofold symbolism of the letter – as a ‘picture’ in itself and as a message related to the text – are offered on examples from the codices Assemanianus and Psalterium Sinaiticum.

Keywords
Boiana Palimpsest; Codex Assemanianus; Codex Marianus; Codex Zographensis; Glagolita Clozianus; Euchologium Sinaiticum; Psalterium Sinaiticum; Glagolitic manuscript; Slavonic literacy; illumination; initial; ornament; dragon; snake; serpent

Hrčak ID: 176037

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/176037

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