HAGIOGRAFICKÉ MOTÍVY VO SFRAGISTIKE AKO HISTORICKÝ PRAMEŇ
(Hagiographic Motifs in Sphragistics as a Historical Source)
Abstract: This article deals with the hagiographic motifs in sphragistics. The article highlights the need to distinguish between the sacred and hagiographic themes of the content of seals. In the text, the typology of the sacred motifs of seals is presented. The seals with the motives of saints are usually but not always closely related to the local patrocinium. The seal was created in a specific period and for a particular owner. The analysis of the hagiographic encrustation of the seal speaks not only of the objective factors, but also expresses the subjective circumstances of the wearer. The most important note of the author is that the seal is a significant historical source.
Authors: Zubko, Peter
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2013, vol. 6, number: 1, pages: 102-109 (PDF file)
Key words: SEALS, SPHRAGISTICS, HISTORIOGRAPHY, SAINTS, HISTORICAL SOURCE