Boston University Program in Scripture and the Arts


Monday, April 4, 2016, 5:30pm to 7:00pm


Boston University Judaic Studies Center, 147 Bay State Road

Gary Vikan (Carleton College), The Sacred Art of Ethiopia. The lecture will explore the history and character of Ethiopian Christian art—icons, manuscripts, and crosses—from its first tentative appearance on fourth-century coinage to the eighteenth century, drawing heavily on objects in the Walters Art Museum collection in Baltimore, which is the finest of its kind outside of Ethiopia, but also addressing other works, including the great “Holy Land” architectural complex at Lalibela. This lecture is part of the 2015-2016 series "Reading Between Word and Image in Medieval Europe, Africa, and Western Asia."

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