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ID: 700000141Record Type: Built Work
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Hagia Sophia (church (building); Anthemios of Tralles (Byzantine architect and mathematician ...; original structure dated from ...)
Note: Commissioned by the Emperor Justinian, built in Constantinople in the 6th century. The structure, a domed basilica, was built in the amazingly short time of about six years, being completed in 537 CE. The architects were Anthemios of Tralles and Isidore of Miletus.For over 900 years it was Christendom's grandest place of workship; after the fall of the city to the Ottomans (1454), it became one of the principal mosques of Istanbul for almost 500 years.
Titles:
Hagia Sophia (preferred,C,U,English-P,L,U)
Ayasofya (C,U,Turkish (transliterated),U,U)
Αγία Σοφία (C,U,Greek,U,U)
Agia Sofia (C,U,undetermined,U,U)
Agia Sophia (C,U,undetermined,U,U)
Haghia Sophia (C,U,undetermined,U,U)
Sainte-Sophie (C,U,French,U,U)
Santa Sofía (C,U,Spanish,U,U)
Sancta Sophia (C,U,Latin,U,U)
Sancta Sapientia (C,U,undetermined,U,U)
Holy Wisdom (C,U,English,U,U)
Saint Sophia (C,U,undetermined,U,U)
St. Sophia (C,U,undetermined,U,U)
Ayasofya Müzesi (C,U,LC,Turkish (transliterated),U,U)
圣索菲亚大教堂 (C,U,Chinese,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
church (building) [300007466] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Built Environment (hierarchy name), Single Built Works (hierarchy name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>, ceremonial structures, religious structures, religious buildings)
mosque (building) [300007544]
..... (Objects Facet, Built Environment (hierarchy name), Single Built Works (hierarchy name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>, ceremonial structures, religious structures, religious buildings)
museum (building) [300005768]
..... (Objects Facet, Built Environment (hierarchy name), Single Built Works (hierarchy name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>, exhibition buildings)

Classifications:
architecture (preferred)

Creation Date: original structure dated from 4th century CE; present structure built 532-537 CE; rebuilt in 12th century

Creator Display:
Anthemios of Tralles (Byzantine architect and mathematician in Asia Minor, ca. 474-ca. 534) and Isidoros of Meletus, the Elder (Byzantine architect and engineer in Asia Minor, active mid-6th century) [preferred,VP]
architect Anthemios of Tralles (Byzantine architect and mathematician in Asia Minor, ca. 474-ca. 534) [500120301]
architect Isidore of Miletus, I (Byzantine architect and engineer in Asia Minor, active mid-6th century) [500104527]
patron Justinian I, Emperor of the East (Byzantine emperor, ca. 482-565) [500011337]
Locations:
İstanbul [7002473] İstanbul (province), Turkey (nation), Asia (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Address Note: 41.008548°N; 28.979938°E
Display Materials: system bearing masonry, centralized plan; ashlar and brick; interior surfaces are sheathed with polychrome marble, porphyry, and mosaics
masonry (building materials) [300015332]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by function>, building materials, <masonry and masonry units>)
central plan [300121975]
.......(Physical Attributes Facet, Attributes and Properties (hierarchy name), <attributes and properties by specific type>, form attributes, <form attributes for architecture>, building plan attributes)
bearing walls [300002557]
.......(Objects Facet, Components (hierarchy name), components (objects parts), <components by specific context>, architectural elements, <structural elements and components for structural elements>, structural elements, enclosing structural elements, <walls and wall components>, walls, <walls by function>)

Dimensions: central dome: diameter 31 meters (102 feet); height 56 meters (184 feet)
General Subject:
architecture (preferred,isness )
religion and mythology (purpose )

Specific Subjects:
Holy Wisdom [1000031]
.....((Christian allegory, symbolism, theme, Christian iconography, Legend, Religion, Mythology)) (ICON)

Related Works:
depicted in .... View of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople [700008345]
..........watercolor (painting); Eduard Hildebrandt (German painter, 1818-1869); ca. 1852

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Built Works
Sources and Contributors:
Hagia Sophia........ [VP]
........ Xydis, Chancel Barrier of Hagia Sophia (1947) title
........ Theoharidou, Architecture of Hagia Sophia (1988) title
........ Fleming, Penguin Dictionary of Architecture (1999)
........ Maidstone, Hagia Sophia (1988) title
........ Campbell, Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture (2007)
Ayasofya........ [VP]
........ CDWA online (1995-)
........ Hunt, Encyclopedia of American Architecture (1980)
Αγία Σοφία........ [VP]
........ Moravcsik, Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (1967) index
........ CDWA online (1995-)
........ Xydis, Chancel Barrier of Hagia Sophia (1947)
Agia Sofia........ [VP]
........ CDWA online (1995-)
........ Xydis, Chancel Barrier of Hagia Sophia (1947)
Agia Sophia........ [VP]
........ CDWA online (1995-)
........ Maidstone, Hagia Sophia (1988)
Haghia Sophia........ [VP]
........ CDWA online (1995-)
........ Theoharidou, Architecture of Hagia Sophia (1988)
Sainte-Sophie........ [VP]
........ Weigert, R.-A. Inventaire du fonds français : graveurs du 17e siècle
Santa Sofía........ [VP]
........ Moliner, María, Diccionario de uso del español, tomo II, Ed. Gredos, Madrid, 2004
Sancta Sophia........ [VP]
........ CDWA online (1995-)
........ Maidstone, Hagia Sophia (1988)
Sancta Sapientia........ [VP]
........ CDWA online (1995-)
........ Xydis, Chancel Barrier of Hagia Sophia (1947)
Holy Wisdom........ [VP]
........ CDWA online (1995-)
........ Maidstone, Hagia Sophia (1988)
Saint Sophia........ [VP]
........ CDWA online (1995-)
St. Sophia........ [VP]
........ CDWA online (1995-)
Ayasofya Müzesi........ [VP]
........ Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 79058868
........ Wilkes and Packard, Encyclopedia of Architecture (1989-1990)
圣索菲亚大教堂........ [VP]
........ Xian and Xiaowen, World's Architectural Adventures (2004)
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... UNESCO World Heritage Centre [online] (1992-) ID: C 356
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Maidstone, Hagia Sophia (1988)
..... Grove Art Online (2008-) accessed 8 January 2010
..... Kleinbauer et al, Hagia Sophia (2004)
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