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Relics of the Past/ Reliques Du Passe By Anna Ballian

Relics of the Past/ Reliques Du Passe by Anna Ballian

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Made of gold and silver, intricately decorated with carvings and adorned with precious stones, the sacred Christian art objects pictured in this volume-tabernacles, crosses and crucifixes, plates, votives, and more-were made by highly skilled Greek craftsmen living in the Ottoman empire -

Relics of the Past/ Reliques Du Passe Summary

Relics of the Past/ Reliques Du Passe: Treasusres of the Greek Orthodox Church and the Population Exchange/ Tresors De l'Eglise Orthodoxe Grecque Et l'Echange De Population Les Collections Du Musee Benaki by Anna Ballian

The selection of sacred art objects including tabernacles, plates, bottles, bibs, votive, crosses show the high technical level of the Greek craftsmen. Precious metals, like gold and silver, beautifully decorated with carvings, chisels and shapes embossed and adorned with precious stones like rubies and sapphires, are analyzed in terms of historical and artistic. Each object is recognized style often characterized by traditional Greek and Byzantine style more properly Islamic, as well as Western influences brought by the commercial traffic between Italian ports and Constantinople. The objects come from the Greek Orthodox community stationed on the Turkish coast under the rule of the Ottoman empire from the fourteenth century.

About Anna Ballian

Anna Ballian is the senior curator at the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art in Athens, Greece. She has published extensively on Byzantine, post-Byzantine, Islamic and Armenian art, and has curated several exhibitions. Among her recent publications are the Guide to the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art (Athens 2006).

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Relics of the Past/ Reliques Du Passe: Treasusres of the Greek Orthodox Church and the Population Exchange/ Tresors De l'Eglise Orthodoxe Grecque Et l'Echange De Population Les Collections Du Musee Benaki by Anna Ballian
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Five Continents Editions
2011-03-01
231
8874395752
9788874395750
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