Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica

Age of Spirituality. Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century. Catalogue of the Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 19, 1977, through February 12, 1978
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Editor

Kurt Weitzmann.

Imprint

New York City, USA, 1977. xxxi, 16 pp. (pls.), 735 pp., illustrations: 16 col., 777 b&w, 28 × 21.7 cm. English.

ISBN

0870991795

Location

Metropolitan Museum of Art (19 November 1977–12 February 1978)

Description

A monumental, groundbreaking exhibition on the subject, with 450 objects lent by some 110 institutions and private lenders world-wide. Introduction by Kurt Weitzmann. Twenty scholarly essays expound upon the art and iconography of these works, which are grouped according to historical realm: the Imperial, the Classical, the Secular, the Jewish and the Christian. Bezalel Narkiss’ treatment of the “Jewish Realm” covers both representational art and architecture (pp. 366–394 and cat nos. 341–359). 599 detailed entries.

main keywords

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS
CATACOMBS
SYNAGOGUES, ANCIENT

minor keywords

Amulets
Bet Shean
Biblical images
Coins
Dura Europos
Gaza Maiumas
Gold glass
Hammam Lif
Hammat Tiberias
Medals
Oil lamps, ancient
Ossuaries/Sarcophagi
Pilgrims’ flasks/jugs
Synagogue furniture
Synagogues, architecture
Synagogues, mosaic floors
Via Latina, catacombs
Villa Torlonia, catacombs

Related publication

Age of Spirituality. Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century, New York, 1977. Abbreviated coverage of the exhibition. Introduction by Kurt Weitzmann. Texts by Margaret English Frazer. Reduced version of Bezalel Narkiss’ “The Jewish Realm”, pp. 58–59, and cat. nos. 53 & 54. Detailed descriptions of 84 items.

Cite this page
“Age of Spirituality. Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century. Catalogue of the Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 19, 1977, through February 12, 1978”, in: Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004444522_COCO_CC0568>
First published online: 2019



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