the branch of art history that studies visual images and their symbolic meaning (especially in social or political terms)
The study of icons in art or art history.
Origin: From εἰκών + -logy.
the discussion or description of portraiture or of representative images. Cf. Iconography
Origin: [Gr. ; e'ikw`n an image + discourse: cf. F. iconologie.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ī-kon-ol′o-ji, n. the doctrine of images, especially with reference to worship.—ns. Iconol′ater, an image-worshipper; Iconol′atry, the worship of images; Iconol′ogist; Iconom′achist, one opposed to the cultus of icons; Iconom′achy, opposition to the same. [Gr. eikōn, an image, logia, discourse.]
The numerical value of iconology in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of iconology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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