Simple Definition of iconography
: the images or symbols related to something
Full Definition of iconography
1 : pictorial material relating to or illustrating a subject
2 : the traditional or conventional images or symbols associated with a subject and especially a religious or legendary subject
3 : the imagery or symbolism of a work of art, an artist, or a body of art
4 : iconology
Examples of iconography in a sentence
the iconography of the 1960s
Origin of iconography
Medieval Latin iconographia, from Greek eikonographia sketch, description, from eikonographein to describe, from eikon- + graphein to write — more at carve
First Known Use: 1678
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "iconography"
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