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iconography

noun [U] uk   /ˌaɪ.kəˈnɒɡ.rə.fi/ us    /-ˈnɑː.ɡrə-/
the use of images and symbols to represent ideas, or the particular images and symbols used in this way by a religious or political group, etc.: religious/political iconography The iconography of this picture is fascinating. I am studying the iconography of Islamic texts, with special reference to the representation of women.
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