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Meaning of deesis

de•e•sis

Pronunciation: (dē-ē'sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
  1. a representation in Byzantine art of Christ enthroned and flanked by the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist, often found on an iconostasis.
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