ARTH-232   Early Christian & Byzantine Arts

A historical study of the form and function of visual images in the early Christian and the Byzantine traditions. Special attention will be given to the rise of the cult of saints, to the veneration and destruction of religious icons, and to the relationship between sacred images and the imperial court. Slide lectures and class discussions, a research paper is required. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or above. Not offered 2013-2014.