The Trophies Of The Martyrs: An Art Historical Study Of Early Christian Silver Reliquaries by Galit Noga-Banai

The Trophies Of The Martyrs: An Art Historical Study Of Early Christian Silver Reliquaries

byGalit Noga-Banai

Hardcover | April 24, 2008

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In this pioneering study, the first of its kind, Galit Noga-Banai analyses silver reliquaries decorated with Christian figurative themes. She offers a clearer and more detailed picture of the beginnings of the cult of relics, which were an essential asset to the Church in its establishment ofpilgrimage centres and local hagiographic heritage sites, first in Italy and later in other places around Europe and North Africa. At the same time, Noga-Banai highlights the identity of the objects as portable art, treating the reliquaries as visual historical testimonies. The book is illustratedwith nearly 100 finely reproduced drawings and photographs.

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Galit Noga-Banai is a teaching assistant in the Department of History of Art at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

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Title:The Trophies Of The Martyrs: An Art Historical Study Of Early Christian Silver ReliquariesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:300 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.79 inPublished:April 24, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199217742

ISBN - 13:9780199217748

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Caskets decorated with biblical scenes2. Caskets decorated with images of the martyrs3. Decoration programmes in contextConclusionsCatalogue of silver caskets decorated with Christian figurative themes