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Name Labels in Late Antique Mosaics

Dr Ruth Leader was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (1998-2001) to work on visual culture in late antiquity. Here she describes the phenomenon of incorporating inscriptions and labelled figures personifying abstract concepts in the mosaics of the period, and considers their significance.

• Ruth Leader

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in Review, January-July 2001.