Introducing BART: Byzantine Arts Today

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Last year I wrote a few articles on a new initiative in Canada called BYZANTIUM: Ottawa International Byzantine Arts Symposium an initiative under the direction of Lesia Maruschak.  One of the highlights of Byzantium was the opening exhibition featuring the…

Ciboria and Tabernacles: A Short History

54 Tabernacle with Annunciation, Ireland copy

(This article continuation of my last post: Holy Tables with Reliquaries: A Short History ) The Ciborium A ciborium is a form of canopy supported by columns over the holy table (25). It is sometimes also called a baldachin, but strictly…

Sinai Icon Conference at Princeton

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Most iconographers are familiar with Kurt Weitzmann, the art historian who “rediscovered” Mount Sinai Monastery. Realizing the historical value of the treasure trove of icons at the monastery, he began a documenting project by photographing all the icons in the monastery. Weitzmann was a…