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Lecture: Obsession—Byzantine Enamels, Trans-Caucasian Heists, and the Luxurious Book That Ruined a Courtier

May 24, 2018
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission, no registration required*

Elena Boeck, professor in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, DePaul University, explores one of the most luxurious books ever dedicated to Byzantine art, a late 19th-century publication featuring the largest private collection of Byzantine enamels produced up to that date.

Presented by the Classical Art Society 

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Face and Hands of the Mother of God, plate from Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov (1844–1925), Émaux byzantins: collection Zwénigorodskoĭ (Francfort sur Mein: [s.n.], 1892).