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Iconography, literally "image writing", is the use of symbolic elements, associated with a theme or topic in a picture.

It is frequently used in religious art.


A halo is often used to indicate the holy person, or people, in a painting.

Christian saints[edit]

Greek gods[edit]

Greek gods were iconographically identified, especially when used allegorically in a painting