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

May 24, 2018
6:00PM7:00PM
Fullerton Hall
Free, no registration required

Elena Boeck, professor in the Department of 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).