Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE (www.oxfordreference.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 23 July 2024

Holy Rider 

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Gary VikanGary Vikan

a modern term encompassing a variety of 5th- through 7th-C. amuletic images distinguished by a mounted figure. Following a well-established Antique iconographic tradition, most examples show the horse at full gallop and the figure, in military garb, impaling a beast or demon beneath the animal's hooves. In some cases, the warrior is identified as ... ...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.