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Pilgrim Treasures from the Hermitage By Mr. Vincent Boele

Pilgrim Treasures from the Hermitage
by Mr. Vincent Boele

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Presents the highlights from the collection of pilgrims' souvenirs in the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg: oil lamps and bronze crosses from the Early Byzantine period, icons and reliquaries from the 10th to the 13th centuries, and pilgrims' souvenirs in mother-of-pearl, and fish-bone icons from the 18th and 19th centuries.
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Pilgrim Treasures from the Hermitage: Byzantium-Jerusalem by Mr. Vincent Boele

"Pilgrim Treasures from the Hermitage: Byzantium-Jerusalem" presents the highlights from the splendid collection of pilgrims' souvenirs in the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg: oil lamps and bronze crosses from the Early Byzantine period (4th to 7th centuries), icons and reliquaries from the 10th to the 13th centuries, and pilgrims' souvenirs in mother-of-pearl and fish-bone icons from the 18th and 19th centuries. Christianity found its way to Russia from Byzantium, bringing in its wake new traditions. Russian culture remains closely linked to Byzantium, and the close relationship between the two cultures developed thanks partly to pilgrimages. The flow of Russian pilgrims first to Byzantium and then to the Holy Land created a living link, preserving spiritual and material memories of Byzantium. Returning to Russia, pilgrims took back remarkable works of art, including late Palestinian icons, holy reliquaries and souvenirs carved from mother-of-pearl. This book showcases the physical forms of spiritual quests, showing how different cultures interacted to create the masterpieces of East Christian art.

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Pilgrim Treasures from the Hermitage Reviews


'illustrations to Pilgrim Treasures are all full-color, crisply reproduced, and well chosen for breadth, depth and iconographic detail ... Readers interested in the under represented Christian churches of the Eastern end of the Mediterranean basin, and the Middle East in particular, will find the text a minor revelation about this rich, complex world of religious arts'. Religion and the Arts 2007

About Mr. Vincent Boele


Vincent Boele is Curator of the Hermitage, Amsterdam. Yuri Piatnitsky is Curator of the Byzantine Collection at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. Vera Zalesskaya is Professor at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. Mikhail Piotrovsky is Director of the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. Ernst Veen is Director of the Hermitage Amsterdam.

Table of Contents


Contents:The Art of Pilgrims in Amsterdam, Mikhail Piotrovsky; Inspiring Pilgrimages, Ernst Veen; Chronology; The Byzantine Empire; The Divine Light of the Faith and Power, Yuri Piatnitsky; Souvenirs of the Holy Land, Vera Zalesskaya; Imago Christi, Vincent Boele; Bibliography; Catalogue.

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GOR010230556
Pilgrim Treasures from the Hermitage: Byzantium-Jerusalem by Mr. Vincent Boele
Mr. Vincent Boele
Used - Good
Hardback
Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
2006-03-28
128
0853319391
9780853319399
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.