I. Early Christianity – II. Byzantium – III. West
Marian devotion (Mary, Veneration of) and representations of Mary have always influenced each other during the history of Christianity. Both reflect – especially in the West – the reality of life in a specific time and place. Together with the image of Christ, the representation of Mary has become the most frequent topic of Christian art, with increasing variety.
I. Early Christianity
Up to the 5th century, representations of …