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Lecture: Epiphany—Coming Face to Face with the Divine at the Monastery of St. Catherine at Mount Sinai, Egypt

December 7, 2017
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission, no registration required

The monastery of St. Catherine, at the base of Mount Sinai, Egypt—recorded in the Bible as the site where God gave Moses the Ten Commandments—is home to some of the most beautiful and important Byzantine icons and mosaics in the world. In this lecture, Christina Nielsen, a former Art Institute curator, now at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, considers the ways in which heaven and earth meet in these images and the special meaning they hold in such a sacred landscape.

Presented by the Classical Art Society and generously sponsored by Mary Soleiman

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Virgin (Theotokos) and Child between Saints Theodore and George, sixth or early seventh century AD. Monastery of St. Catherine, Sinai, Egypt. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.