Early Christian, Byzantine, and Islamic Art Review

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  • Early Christian, Byzantine, and Islamic Art Review

  • DirectionsTry to identify each work and click on the slide to check your accuracy.As you look at the slides, reflect on important qualities and terms associated with each work. What is it that makes each work Early Christian, Byzantine, or Islamic?

  • Christ as the Good Shepherd (catacomb painting)

  • Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus

  • Old Saint Peters Basilica

  • Christ as Good Shepherd (Mausoleum of Galla Placidia)

  • Miracle of Loaves and Fish (Sant Apollinare Nuovo Church, Ravenna)

  • Sant Apollinare Nuovo Basilica

  • Vienna GenesisThe oldest well-preserved painted manuscript with biblical scenesPart of a codex early form of books with separate leaves (folios) enclosed in a cover and bound at one side

  • Rebecca and Eliezer at the well, folio 7, Vienna Genesis

  • Justinian as World Conqueror (Barberini Ivory)Observe how the artist blends classical references and imagery with the new standards of Christianity.

  • Saint Michael as ArchangelIvoryPart of diptych (other part is lost)Blends classical imagery with new standards for Christian art

  • Hagia Sophia

  • Hagia Sophia

  • San Vitale

  • San Vitale

  • Justinian Mosaic (Justinian and his attendants)

  • Theodora and her attendants

  • Theotokos (Mary) and Child flanked by Saints and Angels

  • Jesus Christ Savior of Lost Souls icon

  • Vladimir Virgin icon

  • Harbaville Triptych

  • Koran Page written in Kufic (special Arabic calligraphy)

  • Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem

  • Great Mosque, Kairouan, Tunisia, ca. 836875

  • Malwiya minaret of the Great Mosque, Samarra, Iraq, 848852

  • Prayer hall of the Great Mosque, Crdoba, Spain,

  • Mihrab from the Madrasa Imami, Isfahan, Iran

  • Selim II Mosque (Istanbul) by Sinan


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