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In the Byzantine era, there is a notable increase of depictions of the Virgin Mary. I think this could have been one of the reasons a lot of the art from this period was considered to go against the Second Commandment and was consequently a target of the iconoclasts. The Virgin Mary is definitely a very religious icon, however depictions of her went against the Second Commandment because they weren’t images of Christ. At least that’s what I think, I’m not sure because the message behind the Second Commandment is a little unclear and confusing to me.