iconophor

   , iconophoric, meta-iconophor
   An iconophor is an image whose first distinctive feature consists of the letter which begins the name of its referent. "Iconophoric" is the adjectival form. A meta-iconophor is an image whose first distinctive feature consists of the letter which begins the name of a referent that is connoted, not denoted by the image.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • Iconophor — Etymologically, iconophor comes from Greek, meaning bearer or transporter (...phor) of image (ikono..). It seems that it was used formerly in Byzantine Christianity, to define an icon bearer , in a direct or symbolic sense. In graphic and print… …   Wikipedia

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